Posts Tagged ‘bees’

© janet m. webb

for Six Word Saturday

© janet m. webb

for Six Word Saturday

© janet m. webb

taken with my iPhone 6s

for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

copyright janet m. webb

© janet m. webb 2016

Inviting pathways, a plethora of spider webs, and some wild iris are behind us.  Ahead, brilliant blues, delicious drops, and one crazy bee!  The walk continues.  Let’s keep burning those virtual calories.  We’re almost through the prairie section.

© janet m. webb 2016

© janet m. webb 2016

© janet m. webb 2016

 

Dance” is the theme for this week’s Photo Challenge from WordPress.  The dance of bees (or any other pollinators) is one that is vital to life on earth.  Although there are definitely problems, pesticides being large one, every time the beekeeper walks into the tea shop to deliver local honey, I’m encouraged.  When I read about people beekeeping on the tops of roofs in Paris or New York, I cheer inwardly.  Pollination is life-giving process; honey a sweet reward.  Long may bees dance!

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Fuzzy bee jacket
Snagging bright yellow pollen
Brings nature new life

bumblebee copyright janet m. webb 2015 (more…)

Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.
  ~Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

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To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.
~Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems

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The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.
~Henry David Thoreau

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Join us any time at Lens and Pens by Sally for the weekly photo challenge for non-traditional cameras.  You’ll love it!

Yesterday, I had included links to all my Chihuly posts, approved them early in the morning, then found tonight that they weren’t included.  If you missed them, please feel free to go back to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid…flower power and you’ll find them at the bottom, below the photo.  Sorry about whatever it was WordPress did.

It’s Monday night and although I should be writing a post, I’m watching the NCAA national basketball championship game.  This is the only time of the year I’m interested in basketball and I’m hoping for a close game.  I spent the day running errands and working around the house, particularly trying to get rid of the piles of paper that tend to accumulate in my vicinity.  I didn’t spend any time just being; it was all doing.

When our girls were little and something was really exciting, we talked about having “an ecstasy spasm.” During my recent trip to Philadelphia, we spotted some very happy bees just bee-ing.  They were having ecstasy spasms as they buried themselves in flower after flower.  It does my heart good to see bees, but it does the world even more good, as they’re vital to pollinating so many plants.  I also had an ecstasy spasm when I looked through my photos later and saw that my phone had captured some rather good shots!

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