Bees and Blooms Medley

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March Nonet

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March delivered daffodil goblets

filled to the brim with sweet nectar

for busy bees to feast on

and gather for the hive

with sharing instincts

that help the whole

comb flourish

honey

love

Wendy ❀ 2013

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I went out to the back woodland garden to photograph flowers

and found that I was not alone in my appreciation of  the cheerful blooms.

 This was the most cooperative bumblebee I have ever met.

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Daffodil Dance

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Daffodils dance

under moody spring skies

Delightful rays of sunshine

March before our eyes

led by snowdrop splendor

and crowds of crocuses too

side by side grape hyacinths

under a canopy just as blue

Wendy ❀ 2013

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Spring Haiku

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Spring hearth rekindled

I bask in its gentle glow

Vernal Equinox

Wendy ❀ 2013

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Daffodil Haiku

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Daffodil delight

commencement of spring gold rush

happy hour for bees

Wendy ❀ 2013

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The following poem was written by my (almost) 13 yr old daughter.

 We dedicate it to all the mothers who read this blog.

 She composed it out loud,

as I was rushing about the kitchen,

just before listening to her piano practice.

 I love her evening recitals.

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The Busy Bee

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What do I see?

A busy bee

buzzing from flower to flower

never giving herself

a moments rest

working hour after hour

Kara ❀ 2013

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I believe God must have smiled to himself

as He designed spring blooms

knowing that they would delight and warm our hearts

after winter’s icy cold fingers had been pried off our gardens.

 Easter’s events pried the grip of sin and death

from those who believe and trust in the risen Christ.

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I, once again, invite you to join me at:

Picture Scriptures

Bees and Blooms Blessings ❀  Wendy

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PS – What’s blooming in your garden or neighborhood?

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81 thoughts on “Bees and Blooms Medley

  1. Delightful post.Spring the rebirth of beauty in these pictures.Thank you for reading my post ( The L. A Times.) l will follow your interesting blog ,My wishes and regards.jalal

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  2. Oh my goodness Wendy, what a wonderful post!! I missed it somehow, so sorry!

    You took me on a sunny stroll through your garden of words and pictures. Such an absolute delight. And the poem by your daughter is brilliant!

    I see you are a very good photographer too! I am just beginning photography as a new hobby; my main interest is close ups of flowers. i know nothing yet and still use auto focus. I am doing it as a challenge for my hands, which are weak with the MS. I have noticed that bite switches are available out there to click the shutter but while ever my hands work a little, then I intend to use them. I may even start a separate blog for my flower pictures, mainly as a record for me of any progress I may or may not make. Watch this space!! 🙂

    And of course I loved your nonet. 🙂

    I am so pleased to have found you.

    Love and blessings

    Christine

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    1. Christine, I take pictures using a very modest camera. It does not necessarily take a complicated one to take decent pictures. I think it’s more about the passion behind the camera. 🙂 Taking pictures of things you truly love can’t help but be beautiful. I take several shots and choose the best… I only post, here, once a week (on Wednesdays) so it’s easy to miss my posts. Thank you for your kind comment!

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

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      1. Wendy! Thank ou so much for your reply to my comment. It has given me a whole new perspective on my attempts at photography. I have always been a perfectionist, which is a very debilitating character trait, which I have been working on for a few years, and I have lost most of it, but it creeps back. It has been creeping with the photography and I think I am expectig more than I can physically manage.

        So I will carry your words with me. Because, of course, you are absolutely right! It is exactly that, the passion behind the camera and taking pictures of things we truly love.. Thank you 🙂

        Blessingsand love

        Christine x

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    1. Thank you for honoring me with a nomination! I will post a thank you, soon, for recent nominations – as I no longer participate in awards. Congratulations on your award! 🙂

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

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  3. Thank you for the wonderful walk through your springtime garden! We still have cold and gray weather here (mostly mud and dead grass). A few brave crocuses are poking up finally. I can’t wait for the daffodils!
    I love your poetry and your daughter’s excellent poem, too. Thank you for liking my recent blog post, too.

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging words to both of us! 🙂 It won’t be long before your crocuses are joined by other flowers to sing a welcome to spring.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

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  4. Gorgeous photos! I’m delighted to find someone else with such an interest in bees and flowers. I have an informal competition going on with a couple of fellow atheist bloggers. I’d like to say I’m winning, but they have really fancy cameras! (I’m still winning)

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    1. It’s nice to hear that you are winning without a fancy camera. My camera is not fancy either. One day I hope to upgrade…but for now I enjoy the simplicity of mine. Thank you for your visit.

      Blessings dear new friend ~ Wendy 🙂

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  5. Lovely photos. I found you through Violetwisp- I hope we are both “intellectually sound- to a degree”.

    Last week snow still lay.
    Shirt, sweater, scarf, coat, boots, gloves.
    Saturday: short sleeves!

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    1. Thank you, Clare, for your wonderful haiku! I can’t claim to be “intellectually sound” – but I have been called “different” or “cute” and a few other things. Nice to meet you!

      Blessings dear new friend ~ Wendy 🙂

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  6. He he. A workout with words indeed. Not quite the same is an online dictionary. I was balancing a (maybe) five pound Websters on my lap!
    To the floor, back up again…

    You had a walk out, work out too! Lovely photos and verse.
    Thanks for your visits.

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  7. A fabulous set of poetry emanating from your heart and reaching out to touch the hearts of your readers. Beautifully done, dear Wendy. Lovely images too. And your daughter’s poem was a delight also. Bless you.
    PS I shall take a look at your new blog very soon.

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  8. After delighting in reading your posts i found myself great smiling green is always a reminder of Nature’s breath, your blessings here lifted my heart and spirit after a lengthy illness! Much love to you Wendy, your post provided a great healing for my spirit! You are a blessing…God bless and have a wonderful Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I hope your white scenery turns green soon. Today I was battling dandelions by digging them up. I have managed to keep them mostly at bay. My compost likes them though! 🙂

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

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  9. As always enjoyed your post – and the comments. We have a few crocus and snowdrops in bloom, the scilla and helleborus are in bud, but no bees.
    Kara has the poet gene!
    Enjoy all your bugs and blooms!

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    1. Thank you! I am enjoying our “bugs and blooms”… except for the spiders that show up in the house. I hope the bees arrive at your place soon so that they’ll be ready for pollinating fruit etc.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy 🙂

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    1. Hi Paulama! I’ve been gardening, photographing, and writing my brains out this weekend! 🙂 Now I can’t sleep. It must have been the chocolate or the coffee at lunchtime. I hope that you have been able to visit your babies this weekend. Hugs!

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

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    1. Thank you, Calee, for encouraging my daughter! 🙂 I look forward to your posts. She likes to take pictures too. We share ideas of what and how to photograph flowers etc. in the garden…

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

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  10. Um – a snowstorm ‘bloomed’ today. *sigh* But your daffodils cheer me up – especially the idea that they are goblets ready for a bee-taster’s convention! How fun is that? 🙂

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    1. Melody, that bumblebee was acting like it was a goblet of something alright! I even tipped the flower a bit and he didn’t care. Finally it had it’s fill and flew off. Sorry to hear about the snowstorm. It sure makes for good pictures the next day…

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo (I miss C.V.)

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    1. Heidi, I’ll think of you when I enjoy the blooms, and will you think of me when you are in the woods? I sometimes miss our old quiet and private forest… for everything there is a season, and I am where I am supposed to be.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

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    1. Julian, Kara was reacting to my busyness and inadvertently composed one as she entered the kitchen. I asked her where she heard that, and she said that she just made it up, as I reminded her of a bee… I think she has the poetry bug!!

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy 🙂

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  11. I love that you got to compose poetry alongside your daughter. Her piece is wonderful and makes me think of the busyness of parents–as well as bees! I get such a thrill reading what my son writes…I have to brag for a moment: a creative piece he wrote, about 350 words long, took first place at the state level for fine arts from Christian schools. I’m beaming.

    I am excited to check out your new weekly Word site! I enjoy all your writing and photographs.

    I think pollen is in high bloom down here!! All joking aside, A and I noticed all sorts of colors last week in trees that hadn’t been there before. It’s my favorite time of year…and partly because I still enjoy celebrating my birthday: 36 this weekend. God is so very good!!

    Must wake up A so we can pick up L from school! Many blessings, friend! –Alison

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    1. Lele, I hope you are able to get out soon and enjoy the blossoms to the fullest when they open…and bask in the gentle glow! 🙂 I love having tea in the garden.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

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    1. I agree that daffodils are brave. Ours withstood hail when they first started to bloom – but just seeing the daffodils survive gave me hope. And sure enough, one week of warmth awakened the entire garden!

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

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  12. Here, unfortunately, not much blooming. I hope that there will soon be warmer and again I can see a lot of flowers.
    Greetings
    Gabi

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