|Watching one of my favorite shows: 'Tales of the Bee'.|
|Black Eyed Susan vine, Thunbergia alata|
"Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt – marvelous error! –
That I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
And sweet honey
from my past mistakes."
- Antonio Machado
|Lorax, who indeed speaks for the trees.|
"A poet is someone
Who can pour Light into a spoon,
Then raise it
Your beautiful, parched holy mouth."
|Pollen laden - likely includes Goldenrod which began blooming recently.|
Does not concern the Bee
A Clover, any time, to him, Is Aristocracy."
|Monkey in her 6th year - breathtaking presence.|
"But because being here means so much;
Because everything here,
Vanishing so quickly, seems to need us,
And strangely keeps calling to us...
To have been
Here once, completely, even if only once,
To have been at one with the earth -
This is beyond undoing."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
|For the Love of...|
I do a lot of hive observation from outside the hives, not breaking open the propolis seal but a few times a year. I like to sit with them, listen, watch, feel, smell, heartfeel... I gain every time I do. Marvelous Beings I am blessed to be on intimate terms with.
Maybe you're thinking of starting? Now is a good time to begin that thought process, acquiring or building your hive over the coming winter, and then getting new bees come Spring.