cran·ber·ry
1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
cot·tage
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The humble bumble.....

What a pleasure to sit in the garden and watch the humble bumble bee buzzing around happily drinking the nectar of our patch of Great Globe thistles (Echinops sphaerocephalus). They can sometimes gather with as many as 5 on one bloom. Never bothered by the presence of the others, they continue on their mission to collect the means of making delicious honey.


So I stop and pause daily to watch them. Lately, it seems the fashion to say you are very busy. Many are too busy for each other. Perhaps we can take a lesson from these humble creatures who live in harmony with their surroundings gathering the making of something sweet in life.....


"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee.
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few."

~ Emily Dickinson, 1755

5 comments:

  1. Lovely, lovely post. All ways. :-)

    Thank you.

    "Auntie"

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  2. I call bees bumbles.....love that you do!!!

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  3. Ja, ik LEES ook kookboeken, grappig dat jij dat ook doet, de boeken van Tessa Kiros kende ik niet, maar heb natuurlijk gelijk ge googeld..en ja, dat lijkt me wel wat, de recenties geven al aan dat het ook een soort van 'lees' boeken zijn...
    En je Nederlands vol met fouten...ik denk het niet, heb er op gelet, je schrijft beter Nederlands dan menig Nederlander, zelfs de 't'achter de 'd' bij "mijn man vindt' dat wordt nogal eens vergeten tegenwoordig...waar kom je origineel vandaan?

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  4. Ahhhhh, cute little bees and very pretty flowers.
    Love you, Mom

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