August 14th, 2016
This photo was taken in the parking lot of a local mall, of all places. Here in Texas, we have several species of cactus. Some of which look a lot like agave plants; the types you might use to make tequila. This particular cactus blooms by producing a single flowering spire that reaches far overhead. After the flowers wilt and fall off, the bloom goes through another metamorphosis. The bloom sprouts fluffy yellow-ish buds that clearly attract bees.
In the photo below, you can see several small bees running over the yellow puffs. I shot this with a short depth of field to accentuate the texture on this amazing bloom.