Sunday, June 24, 2012

I Like Bees


bee
Originally uploaded by staflo

"Bees do have a smell, you know,

and if they don't they should,

for their feet are dusted

with spices from a million flowers. "

by Ray Bradbury

When I hear bees humming in our garden, I smile, because I know they are working pollinating flowers, and making honey too.
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29 comments:

Daisy said...

I like the picture and the quote you posted with this, Terra. Bees are very beneficial to us.

rosaria williams said...

Yes, indeed, bee humming is a good thing in a garden.

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

So true!

the wild magnolia said...

i love bees. i captured a few this past week on huge sunflower. i'll be sharing them soon.

Chatty Crone said...

I love that poem - I didn't know he was a poet. sandie

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I like bees too! The bumble bee is so pretty! I don't like bees when they sting!
Deb

Shug said...

I think they are very interesting...Many people are afraid of them, but we would sure be in bad shape without em'.
great photo!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I like bees too as long as they go about their business and leave me alone! I just got a jar of Wildflower honey and is it ever good! Expensive but good. Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a lovely week ahead, Terra.

Blessings,
Sandi

Maple Lane said...

Our Vitex bushes really attract the bees. I love your photo and the quote! Have a good week.

June said...

I love the sound of the bees while they work. I got stung last week because I was leaning over a peony blossom trying to cut one that had fallen over. Darn it hurt. I will be a lot more careful from now on : )
sending hugs...

Blessed Serendipity said...

They are a marvelous little creature until they decide you are a target and I don't like getting stung.

xo,
Danielle

Happyone said...

I like bees too, as long as they don't sting me. : )

Red Rose Alley said...

When I was young, I got stung by a bee, and got a very bad reaction from it. Now, I stay away from the bees when they are around, although they are good for the flowers, and flowers I adore. What a sweet poem.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Red Rose Alley said...

Ooops I meant, what a sweet quote.
~Sheri

Marydon said...

I love them as long as we both stay our distance. The pic is wonderful!

Come join our cause for Zoe, I deeply appreciate this.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

farmlady said...

I love bees too. They are the keeper's of my garden and I always invite them in.
Their buzzing is one of the wonderful sounds of summer.
Love the quote.

Annmarie Pipa said...

yes..me too!
but not the wasps.

Amrita said...

Beautiful poem and picture

Debbie said...

I like yellow jackets from distance. That's about where it starts and stops with me.

I love that little poem, though!

Ginny said...

I love this quote, and the amazing bee photo!!! When I hear buzzing, I quite often run!!! Or in my case, hobble and limp away!

Kathryn Ross said...

Great bee quote - I may need to borrow that for some of my bee shots this summer - I have some that ate the vision of these poetic words!

Joy!
Kathy

xinex said...

They don't bother me either as long as they do not come near me, Terra. Thanks for stopping by...Christine

Linda said...

Hi Terra,

Thanks for the prayers for Colorado Springs, CO! It is just heart breaking!
Hugs from me!
Linda

koralee said...

Oh our lupins had so many busy bees in them. Happy mid week my friend.

Buttercup said...

I love that quote and will remember it when I see bees.

Leann said...

Funny - this is the second bee post that I read tonight. Loved the verse!

Leann

Casa Mariposa said...

My garden is full of bees. Most people are ignorant about what gentle creatures they are. Istanbul is one of my favorite cities!! It's such a real and vibrant place. The taxi drivers are a bit crazy, though, but that was part of the fun.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

love the picture and the quote - so very true!
Have a blessed weekend,
Kathy

David C Brown said...

Great picture; what would we do without the constant work of bees. "They gave him ... of a honeycomb", Luke 23: 42.