Wednesday, August 3, 2022

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)




L. D. said...

Your flowers are so beautiful. The swallowtail is perfect. I like you sunset colors. I have bees this year but not butterflies. It is too dry for them and I am afraid too late to change them showing up. Your green is so great to see.

Bernideen said...

Beautiful photos!

Susie said...

Jo, I loved seeing all the bees. Plus your pretty flowers. I also enjoyed the butterfly, so beautiful. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Jon said...

What wonderful photos! The flowers, butterfly, and sunset are spectacular.

For some strange reason, the butterflies and lightning bugs only stay for the beginning of summer in my area of Tennessee. They disappear in August.

Lowcarb team member said...

A fabulous post from start to finish :)

All the best Jan

Heritage Hall said...

What glorious are surrounded with
TN beauty. Love the long shot of your garden and
birdhouse with bird perched atop and the creatures
sauntering about. A taste of Paradise.

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

Stunning, as always.