The Beautiful Buzzing

Last Saturday after a delicious breakfast with a girlfriend, we strolled around downtown and found this lovely Magnolia tree. Then we heard the buzzing, and as we stepped a few inches closer, look what we found! I had to try to get some photos of these wonderful insects…

If you look closely, you’ll see the pair…
And if you see the blurr on your right, well, that’s the bee that became camera shy, when I gladly got out of the way. This shot was my second and last! 😁

And here are some great honey bee quotes:

“Words are like bees – some create honey and others leave a sting.” Unknown

“The lovely flowers embarrass me, They make me regret I am not a bee.”
Emily Dickinson

“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.” John Muir

“It is not how busy you are, but why you are busy – the bee is praised, the mosquito is swatted.” Unknown

“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.” Ray Bradbury

I hope you enjoyed this nugget of nature at its finest and I wish you a lovely weekend ahead.

~Lauren ❀️❀️

42 thoughts on “The Beautiful Buzzing

  1. I can see how this Magnolia tree and a walk with a friend inspired you to write this post, Lauren. The blurry bee is a great effect, especially when the rest of the photo is sharp. The quote about the bee and the mosquito made me smile. A perfect post for me this morning since a friend and I are heading to the Butchart Gardens in a couple of hours. 🐝

    • Thanks, Erica, and I hope you had a wonderful walk through the gardens with your friend. That sounds lovely. I love what you said about the blurry and sharp effect on that photo. But honestly, it was pure luck because when that little bee flew at me, I clicked quickly and got out of its way. As much as I love them, I don’t want them on me. πŸ™‚ I love that quote, too! Have a great weekend! πŸ’ž

    • True! And I love the image of a flower buffet for the bees. I don’t fear them, but I also don’t want them on me or tangled in my hair. Shiver! Yes, books and bees! That quote caught my eye, too! Thanks for popping in, Janis, and enjoy your weekend! 🐝πŸ₯°

    • Thanks, Balroop, and that is a great quote! Yes, Nature is the best. My hubby and I are going backpacking next month and I can’t wait to be in the center of Nature and the wilderness again. I can also imagine these photos prompting some poetry out of you. πŸ˜‰ πŸ’–πŸπŸ€—

    • Thanks, Pam! That’s honey-sweet of you. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you liked these quotes too. I love the one from John Muir. And yes, long live the bees! πŸ’œ

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