Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Buzzing Right Along



Yesterday I found myself at the farm of my brother-in-law.  While my husband was doing a small errand, I was out foraging for photographs.  


Thinking I might find some leaves changing, I was surprised to find this bee working in the afternoon light.  


I found her flight movements hard to capture.  


Soon it will frost and her food source will be lost to the season.  




I am guessing that she, and her hive mates, are all ready well prepared.  



"Place a beehive on my grave
and let the honey soak through.
When I am dead and gone,
That's what I want from you.
The streets of heaven are gold and sunny, 
but I'll stick with my plot and a pot of honey.  
Place a beehive on my grave, 
and let the honey soak through."  

Sue Monk Kidd
The Secret Life of Bees 

32 comments:

  1. Oh I love your quote. Your photos are awesome. B

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  2. Nice shots and I love that poem.

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  3. You've always had a way with words, Michelle. "Foraging for photos" struck me as particularly neat.....:)

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  4. When I see bees around my first thought is run and the second Baygon... The poem is very nice and considered that your bees are at a safe distance I can even afford myself to like them.

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  5. You did a great job of capturing the bee's movements! Love that quote and your header photos!

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  6. I'm still mulling over in my mind whether that bee is a he or a she. :-)

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    1. It's a she! The ladies in the hive do all of the work.

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  7. i love the asters - and the happy little bee butt.

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  8. They are still buzzing around here too..My Texas Sage, the spider lilies and a few die-hard roses are about all that is left to forage on.

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  9. :) Quoting from Veggietales.. Talking about a land flowing with milk and honey. "Sounds sticky!" I'll stick with the gold and sun!!
    Beautiful pictures!

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  10. Great shots of the bee! I don't try to get that close when I see them...so I'll enjoy your pictures! :)

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  11. Hi Michelle, love the buzzing bee shots, do love a honey bee too, Francine.

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  12. Great bee shots! It's so hard to capture them when they never stop!

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  13. Nice shots! I can almost hear the buzzing!

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  14. Love those honey bees and especially their honey! Pretty photos and love the quote. xo

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  15. The giant sized marigolds in our garden are on their last leg.... and the bees are still out there doing their thing. I could watch bees all day long, so industrious they are.

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  16. Great photos! I will miss the bees this winter and always look forward to their return. Love the quote!

    I am still in Germany but wedding celebrations are now slowing down and for the first time since arriving I have been able to do some long overdue comment moderation. It has been lovely visiting. I still have a few more days being with my family and will be making the journey home in a few days. Back to doing a little sight-seeing tomorrow in the meantime

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  17. What a lovely poem, and (as always) your photos are amazing.

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  18. Have you told us recently how your own bee hives are doing after you imported new queens?

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  19. Beautiful poem and photos. Yes, the cold weather is coming. xo Laura

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  20. I love how you went "foraging" for photos :) They turned out great!

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  21. This makes me think of an elm that is dying outside my window. While I'm sad to see it have to come down, I've noticed that the bees are clustering around the draining sap. Life goes on.

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  22. Bees here are working like crazy. But I suspect you are correct that they ae already well prepared. ;)

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  23. Hi Michelle, Enjoyed the pics and what a great quote. Hope you have a fine day. John

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  24. I guess the weather has not gotten cold by you. The bee is taking advantage of the last days of warmth. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. great shots and i love the secret life of bees!

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  26. Bee's are hard to catch in flight but I think you did a great job! What an interesting and fun quote.

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