Tuesday, August 22, 2017

THE BEE




How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From each and every flower

Poet and Hymn Writer



41 comments:

  1. Hello, beautiful closeup of the bee. Cute poem! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, and Happy Wednesday to you :)

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  2. AMAZINFG!!!!!! i can count the grains of pollen

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    1. Thanks Sandra. I didn't see all that pollen until I blew my photo up on the computer scene.

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  3. I absolutely love the poem and the photo!

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  4. Such delightful clarity of what I’m guessing is a honey bee … and a sweet poem to go along with it. :)

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  5. Hi Denise Hope you are all okay. I love bee's we went to a country fair at the weekend and I saw one of the insect/bee homes for them to over winter in. Hmmm I did think about buying one and then thought again it was just bits of wood with holes drilled into them, I hope I am not wrong but I am sure between Heather and myself we can make one and give a safe haven for a few bee's and insects over the cold winter months. so watch this space as they say. XXX Don

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    1. Hi Don, all’s good here thank you :) Interesting about the insect home and we have seen several in the gardens over here. I am thinking of getting one for our garden sometime, would be nice to try making one. I will definitely watch your space if you watch this one, lol! Denise xxx

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  6. Oh my goodness!! How did you do this? It is amazing! He is just covered in pollen! I suppose for me, it would be like being covered in chocolate. BUT, he is looking in your direction, and you are so close! Weren't you scared? Or was he too drunk on pollen to bother you? I have not seen this kind of bee, he looks all black.

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    1. Hi Ginny, this photo was taken with my cell phone. I’m always amazed that it takes such good photos. I wasn’t that close because I cropped the original photo and fortunately I lucked out. Bees don’t really worry me. I have only been stung once in my life and that was years ago. Usually they just buzz around and don’t bother me, but now I’ve said that, maybe I have jinxed myself, lol. He was a happy little bee wasn’t he and I’m sure he was totally enamored with his pollen feast. Funny you mentioned chocolate. I have a post that I am putting together about a chocolate shop I found myself in last weekend.

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  7. Isaac Watts is a bit off in what a bee does, but it's still a charming verse! Loved the photo!

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  8. Hello Denise!:) Oh, what a good coating of pollen, and a first class capture of a very busy bee.

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    1. Thank you Breathtaking, he certainly was a happy bee :)

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  9. What would happen without them and it is becoming a problem. No pollinators means no food!!! Keep well Diane

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    1. What would happen indeed Diane. I am trying hard to do my part by buying milkweed and other plants to encourage all to our garden, and an insect hotel is next on the list. Thank you, and the same to you :)

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  10. STUNNING capture. I can't tell you how many bee shots I have tried for - and failed.

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    1. Happy you think so EC, thank you :) Sometimes it's all a matter of luck taking photos.

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  11. Oh my Denise what an incredible macro! So vivid and clear!
    I love the verse by Isaac Watts!

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    1. Thank you Christine, so happy you liked it.

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  12. Stunning photograph Denise, and I do like those words from Isaac Watts.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan and all the best to you too :)

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  13. Fantastic shot, Denise! I don't think I have ever seen one so covered in pollen!

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    1. Thank you Rose, I haven't seen a bee with this much pollen either.

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  14. Hi Denise, wonderful image of the flower and Bee and lovely quote. All the best, John

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  15. Was the photograph one of yours or did it come with the poem?

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    1. Hi Valerie, the photo was mine and I took it at a friend's house.

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  16. Sometimes I feel as busy as a bee, but I am quite sure half as efficient!

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  17. I forgot that the Alice in Wonderland poem about the crocodile was a takeoff on a real poem. This was great. I can't remember right now how the smiling crocodile poem goes, but I looked it up a few years ago to use about an alligator (close enough) but i don't think i ever did. Anyway it starts out the same: "How Doth the smiling crocodile improve each shining hour ....."

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    1. I don't remember the crocodile poem Sallie, thank you for reminding me :)

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