Monday, June 10, 2013

Bee-ing Busy

The garden is all abuzz, with bees, and butterflies, lightning 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)



DJan said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures and a perfect poem to complete this post! Ahhhh..... :-)

rusty duck said...

So many beautiful flowers, happy bees!

Nellie said...

We have been missing bees in our garden for the past few years. We actually have lots of clover in the lawn for them to enjoy.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Really Bee-sy day !

Steven Cain said...

The flowers are divine!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! I have seen some butterfly's like that here they are the Eastern Swallow Tail but none have landed as my flowers aren't as far along as yours are but I cant wait till the butterfly's visit our gardens and make a pit stop ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Terry said...

Just beautiful! I have been happy to see some bees this year.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Such beautious photos. I try to take photos of bees--- but we are not very good at it.