Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sunny Bumbles

Hello my lovelies, long time, no write! It seems some pesky pixie or goblin has absconded with my energy and I've been left hanging about in a very 'blah', 'meh', lethargical kind of mood. Or perhaps it's all the travel that's accompanied the long training hours for the new job that's sapped me, travel that's not-for-pleasure always has that effect on me.

In any event, I'm hoping this slump will end soon. I skimped out on doing anything at all for Midsummer, aside from watching the sun set and sitting about thinking, which is very unusual for me. The longest day of the year has always given me the energetic jitters, but this year, between traveling and a few days of migraines, I wasn't feeling up to doing much of anything. I did however, have my very first sunflower open up and was able to pick the first harvest from our garden; a few fat summer squash, a giant zucchini and several chubby cucumbers. All of which were promptly eaten.

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It was so pretty and cool this morning with the sun shining through a haze of dewy, chilly, humidity. As my morning coffee was finishing brewing I felt an irresistible tug on my sleeve to grab my camera and head outside. Mother Nature always knows when I need a little nudge, or a swift kick in the ass and is always quick to deliver whichever I'm needing. I visited all the flowers and trees in the yard, enjoying the play of morning sunlight on their petals and through their leaves. But, the best part of my trip outside was getting to see all of the bumble bees on my sunflowers.

My heart absolutely sings when I get to spend time amongst these fuzzy creatures, as those who've read a while will know. They are so important not only to me, but to the entire world, and have so many wonderful lessons to teach me.

Today's lessons:


Stop and smell the flowers.
Sunny Bee
Sunny Bee

Don't be afraid to get a little bit dirty.
Don't Be Afraid to Get Dirty

If you stand really still and ask really nicely, the bees will let you photograph them.

Take Time to Relax
Really and honestly, this little bee even let me pet him ever so gently.

and lastly, even though the oregano the previous owners planted has fallen over, looks ugly and is trying to take over your herb garden leave it alone for now, because we bees love it!
Oregano Bees
Oregano Bees


P.S. Thank you everyone for stopping by my Tea Party tale over the weekend! I was completely blown away by the response and my dancing goat man even peaked in a few times to read your comments. I really am lucky to be married to such a silly fella.

P.P.S. Welcome to all my newest followers! I hope you enjoy your stay at my very eclectic cottage.

10 comments:

  1. Your garden bounty looks wonderful, great job!! How beautiful the sunflowers, against the brilliant blue sky, and humming little bumblebees, imagine one letting you pet him! You are as sweet as the honey they build!!! Good luck with the new job, and hoping you will be blasted full of sunflower energy!!! p.s. and again, you and Joe were so fab at the Mad Tea!!

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  2. very lovely!!!! :D
    Sunflowers and wild flowers are my favoritist!!
    purdy pictures!!! :D

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  3. That is an adorable little bee! And wow those sunflowers are gorgeous.

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  4. What a fun post! I've felt a little ho-hum lately, too. Must be the post Mad Tea Party letdown! LOL Those sunflowers are so gorgeous - and all those beautiful bees. :) I wish we had zucchini - I just love them. But the groundhogs seem to love them more...LOL But we are harvesting black raspberries and currants...yum! Happy 4th to you!

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  5. I'm glad to see you posting more, I miss hanging out in the cottage ^_^

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  6. You must be so very happy and proud to have literal "fruits" of your garden labor. How lovely the sunflowers, herbs and veggies are. Be well dear one, The Olde Bagg.

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  7. Brought a hearty smile to my face. Anytime I hear or read, "Stop and smell the flowers" I think of an English Mastiff we owned--rest his doggy soul--who would be in the middle of playing. He would stop all activity to smell his favorite flower, a Peace Lily, and start playing again. Blessings. ~)O(~

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  8. Hi there, I'm your newest follower. A friend of mine came across your blog the other day and recommended it to me. I'm definitly hooked! Thanks for sharing, and feel free to stop by Vibrant Serenity sometime!

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  9. I love your pictures! I think I'm gonna have to plant some Sunflowers....I don't know if I have the nerve to try and photograph a bee that close....

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  10. Your photos are so beautiful! I love the bees as well and how magical that you were allowed to pet one. What a treat!

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