Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bee-ing Busy

The garden is all abuzz, with bees, and butterflies, lightening bugs and ladybugs.
All so very busy dutifully distributing the pollen amongst the flowers.
I thank them more than words can say.

Like trains of cars on tracks of plush
I hear the level bee:
A jar across the flowers goes,
Their velvet masonry
Withstands until the sweet assault
Their chivalry consumes,
While he, victorious, tilts away
To vanquish other blooms.
His feet are shod with gauze,
His helmet is of gold;
His breast, a single onyx
With chrysoprase, inlaid.
His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
Of clovers and of noon!

~ Emily Dickinson : The Bee (1830)



Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos and lovely poem . Have a good day !

Michelle said...

I do love Ms. Dickinson. Great photos!

DeanO said...

What beauty - you are certainly blessed :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh soooovery beautiful.
I have made friend with some bumble bees and they have been very busy like yours.
I love the poem- it was so beautiful

La Maison des Plaines said...

Hi! Jo,

Your photos are just breathtaking! Captures the beauty & essence in all it's splendor.

Love the Monarch butterfly resting on the flower. Sweet!

Your poems are always a pleasure to read.

Thank you! for sharing.

Blessings & Hugs,

Jodie said...


DJan said...

Lovely, all of it. Your pictures are stunning of the flowers and the bee.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Your yard is awesome, Jo.... Love all of the colors.. And, you are right, the bees and butterflies love them also.

Great poem by Emily Dickinson.

Hope you got some rain.. We got a little --but we need more.

Bernideen said...

The other night at dark I saw a Hummingbird Moth - one year we had tons of them but not recently. My camera didn't take a good photo so I deleted it but it was really FAST! Your photos are lovely!

trump said...

Nice vibrant colors! Richard

Nellie said...

Lots of "busy bees" around! Such lovely photos, and ending with a wonderful poem!

Terry said...

Your garden is looking fabulous!

Doc said...

I bee's paradise. Love the clump of Canna's, last year I planted Banana Canna 'canna musafolia'. It got red flowers but reached nine to ten feet in height.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Found you from the Blog Train. Love your photography! and the dark background of your blog really shows off your photos - you have a beautiful home! Love, Linda

L. D. said...

Your flowers are doing so well and the bees do love them. I really like the white coneflower. I need to go shopping.