I heard some loud buzzing in the garden and found a large bumblebee, an inch or so long, happily enjoying the nectar on a shrub one flower at a time. He objected when I took my phone and attempted a close up shot.
He took off in flight, buzzed around the bush and me several times, then flew up over the house and back again in fair warning......all the time politely keeping a safe distance. He did this more than once as I sought the perfect shot.
Sometimes we have to do the same. Do you agree? We define our territory, and when nobody listens, we make our voice heard. I like the bumblebee's polite and kind, yet persistent approach. I tested his patience and he appeared to give me the benefit of doubt.
I guess I should be glad I wasn't stung. The bush was also filled with honey bees, but they didn't seem to mind, only my bumblebee friend who clearly was defining his territory.