Thursday, August 03, 2006

Bees & Sunflowers

The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. - Elizabeth Lawrence
"The honey-bee's great ambition is to be rich, to lay up great stores, to possess the sweet of every flower that blooms. She is more than provident. Enough will not satisfy her,
she must have all she can get by hook or crook."
- John Burroughs

For to the bee a flower is a fountain if life
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love
And to both, bee and flower,
the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy.
- Kahlil Gibran


Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Lovely pictures, beautiful words! As always.

10:37 AM  
Blogger kerrdelune said...

Endment, these photos of bees and garden flowers are exquisite, and oh those words which go with them. . . . Are your bees behaving in intoxicated fashion too? Mine are quite drunk with all the glorious summer abundance. Hope you are staying cool in this heat, it is a tad cooler up here today, only 91.4 degrees.

(Sorry about the previous comment - Blogger was not behaving)

10:45 AM  
Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Wow... really good picture/words ratio. Loved it. :-)

10:48 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I've been watching bees most afternoons around the pond. They load themselves up with so much pollen it looks like they won't be able to lift off the flower! I was surprised to see how much they like the flowers on our oregano. Imagine that pungent honey. Wonderful photos, endment.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Pam in Tucson said...

Beautiful photos! Such a cheery post to greet the morning. We, too, have a lot of bees - a result of heavy rains and second bloomings. Gibran's statement of symbiosis is so beautifully expressed. Wish sometimes that more of the human species could figure that out.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Star said...

Beautiful photos as usual. The quotes are well-chosen; I especially like the last by Kahlil Gibran.

I've missed "seeing" you on a regular basis. I hope we'll see more of you soon.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Beautiful photos and poetic words!
Have a good weekend!

5:58 PM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

I love the Gibran quote, too.

I can amuse myself for hours watching the bees!

10:10 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

When we look at the moon it is half-full too - but on the other side!
Love the sunflowers - so so so very very pretty AND so so summer! Cheers me up in my wintry chills (although we've been having some clear, blue-sky days with new growth - like match-heads and buds and sprigs. yay!)

11:34 PM  
Blogger MojoMan said...

A lovely post!

Allow me to cast a vote for John Burroughs. Nature lovers who have not read him should check him out. There are some John Burroughs sites online that provide a good starting point.

12:46 AM  
Blogger silverlight said...

Very pretty Sunflowers. Sunflowers are so 'there'. They make a story all their own.
Starting in August through November, when I was working, there were always a lot of orders for Sunflowers Arrangements.
I loved doing them. we used misty blue for filler. sometimes purple statice.

1:27 AM  
Blogger MB said...


the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy
What a great line.

2:12 AM  
Blogger Nan said...

Nice to see you blogging again, Endment. I haven't had time to post much of late, but always checked your blog to see if your technical difficulties had been resolved. Hopefully that is all in the past.

I can almost hear the hum of the bees in your photos. Love the words, too, especially Gibran.

Thank you for commenting on my coyote photo. You've seen deer, we've coyote, but who knows what has been afoot that we have NOT seen (yet).

10:00 AM  
Blogger Tim Rice said...

Those sunflowers are beautiful pics. Great message to go along with the photos.

9:21 PM  

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