On my way to take a picture of a flower, in my daughter’s rock garden, I caught Scarlet Fever! It’s not the dreaded fever; but the kind of over-the-top fascination with something. The bees started it.
You see, all summer I have been chasing those fuzzy winged critters! Just when I had peace that it was as good as it was going to get… Scarlet Fever struck!
I have never seen so many bees in one spot before. Except you know where… I have no interest in a close-up of a beehive. The only honey I want is the kind with no hummers in sight.
But it wasn’t just the abundance of bees that amazed me: They were so completely transfixed!
They only had eyes for the scarlet runner bean flowers; and they didn’t even budge when I came up really close…so close that I stuck my camera lens into their busy little faces.
They just didn’t care. Wow! Usually they get all moody and storm off. Kinda reminds me of a particular age group – but I don’t want to digress into gossip…
But it wasn’t just their tolerance of me that left me stupefied. They were not in a hurry. I am not sure if it is because scarlet runner bean flowers are extra work or extra good?
Oh, that I would always dig into God’s word with such passion and attentiveness! Hunger prevailed, and I tore myself away to enjoy a feast of red rice, that my husband prepared for lunch. Mom was right – an eleven is a ten that can cook!
Ironically, the wrapping paper that covered a family Bible, Ian gave me on our honeymoon, had the following verse on it: Taste and see that the Lord is good… Psalm 34:8a I’m thinking that those feverish bees agree! I do. God is good!
Recovering from Scarlet Fever,