Monday, June 30, 2014

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)




Anonymous said...

Such lovely pictures and words - thank you.
What would we do without bees and bugs? So worrying that they are disappearing from our gardens.

Tasha T

Bernideen said...

I ran out twice today trying to get a photo of a butterfly - they were gone far to quickly for me! Your photos are lovely!

Pam said...

Your photos are brilliant, great colors and detail. Bees are amazing little creatures. The poem is very nice. And your buddy below waiting for a belly rub is adorable. Thanks for the picturesque post!

L. D. said...

The swallow is a great shot. I have actually seen a couple of them this year. All your flowers and bees are all wonderful photos. Thanks for keeping us up to date on your garden.

Terry said...

So pretty. Love those cone flowers.

DJan said...

My garden, too, is alive with bees. I love it! Happy summer, Jo! :-)

Willow said...

Emily with her prose and you with your gorgeous photos ~ have made quite the duo !

ann said...

Such beautiful flowers and photos. Emily's verse is perfect, but then when isn't it?

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh such beauty- especially the purple and the bees, oh the bees!