Two visitors on a cactus blossom. Yeah!
Actually, you might reconsider wearing any bright colored clothing or expect a number of curious insects to check you out.
I guess you could wear enough bug spray to warn them before they get too close, but they are going to want to know if you are not only as pretty as a flower but have pollen and nectar too.
This realization hit me this morning as I was scurrying about the garden clipping bean runners and cutting back the squash plants that had grown so large that we could not walk through the walkways without stepping on the leaves.
There were insects and bees all around me but as it got warmer, I took off the shirt and the only ones interested were sweat bees. (Don't try to picture that)
I put some of the yellow squash I harvested on a small chair I have in the garden and they were quickly checked out. With bare arm I could work right next to flowers that were humming with activity and no one took notice.
That 'buzz" in the morning was music to my ears. Early this year it was missing even though there were flowers to be visited and I was wondering about the book "Silent Spring". But now, all is good. The plants were being visited by 4 or 5 different insects and bees.
I actually started out to write this post about 7:30 this morning. Notice the posting time, almost 6:00 in the afternoon!