I was taking some snapshots of a small beetle on our borage plants, and somehow it seemed to be stuck between the plant's "hairs" - at least that's why I guess it couldn't fly off the first try. Good for me, so I got this shot in. :)
I don’t really understand why some people (who are not allergic to them) are afraid of wasps and bees. Maybe there are more aggressive species elsewhere in the world, or are there other reasons?
I’ve found the ones around here harmless, as long as you didn’t give them reason, like flailing at them, or getting them under your foot. (That happened to me with a bumblebee once - it was how I found out they could sting at all.)
A bee that first crawled on my camera, then on my hand, where it alternated between crawling around and cleaning itself (shown here)
I shoved the lens of my camera into the hole in which those two wasps were building or caring for a nest, and they didn’t even take notice.
As far as I can tell, this is a garden spider, araneus diadematus, and it had spun its web across the door of our garden shed. The blue background is a stamp album my mother kindly held up so it covered up the tools and such.