Friday, August 7, 2020

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)




Divers and Sundry said...

You have provided a delightful paradise for the pollinators :) Sweet!

Susie said...

Hi Jo, I enjoyed seeing all the sweet pollinators. Such beauty in your flowerbeds. As I cut back some ivy today, I could hear buzzing, but I did not look for it. LOL. Just kept working till I was done and no stings. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
p.s. I think of you often.

Yvonne said...

Love Emily"s bee. Gardens are lovely this time of year with the sounds and sights of insects.

It' said...

Your garden makes me so envious! It is so pretty! Right now my purple sage is blooming and the bees have been enjoying it.

DJan said...

Your pictures are simply wonderful, and Emily's poem spot on! :-)

Anita said...

Yes your garden is very pretty!You take good care of it too❤ I love the poem of Emily Dickinson❤

Gina said...

Hello Jo,
No wonder bees and butterflies love your garden. Everything is so lush and green and your beautiful flowers are thriving in the environment you have created.

Edna B said...

I'm loving all the photos of the bees enjoying the plants. Tis true, your gardens are a haven for the bees and butterflies. That's a beautiful sunset you close with. Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Edna B.

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful images and it fits Dickinson's poem perfectly. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday- xo Diana

Annie said...


Marcheline said...

Wonderful! I've sent that poem along to my mother, who is a beekeeper down South. Thanks for the inspiration! My favorite phrase - "the level bee"...

Heritage Hall said...

Jo - Have you seen the pollination article from Cheekwood Gardens?...quite good.

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

The photographer in you is popping!

Henny Penny said...

You always have the most beautiful posts, and it's because you are beautiful, and you keep such a beautiful home, inside and out. I love to see a bee with it's head buried deep into a flower. Just does one's heart good, doesn't it.

Sharon Wilfong said...

Found your blog via Debbie Nolan. What beautiful photos! I hope to visit often.