Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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)



 
 

7 comments:

Phyllis Brandon said...

I love your blog and appreciate the beautiful pictures!!!

Chip Butter said...

Your yard and gardens are what every bee and butterfly must dream of. I love the Emily Dickinson poem and your gorgeous garden pictures!

Weekend-Windup said...

Enjoyed seeing all your pictures with the wonderful flowers along with bees and butterflies!

Susie said...

Jo, You always show us such pretty things. I love to see butterflies and bees on the flowers. I know you are enjoying time outdoors. Me too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

DJan said...

Those sweet industrial bees are a pleasure to see in the garden. Your captures are wonderful, and the other flying creatures, too. Thank you so much! :-)

Patsy said...

Summer Time, great to just sit and listen to Summer Time out side in
the morning.

Louca por porcelana said...

Great pictures!!!