Sunday, July 20, 2008

Resting Bee: One Single Impression


honey harvester
with pollen laden baskets
takes a well earned rest
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While walking around my garden in the mornings I often find many bees inactive, just resting upon the blossoms. This one featured above has closed wings and its legs are hanging down as if it were all tuckered out! In the previous post you can see pollen baskets which are used by the bees to store the pollen and nectar that they gather.
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This haiku was created in response to the word, 'rest', which is this week's prompt at One Single Impression. For more poetry on this theme please visit the hosting site by clicking HERE.

24 comments:

Becky and Gary said...

Great catch. Can you change that old saying to" Leave a sleeping Bee lie" LOL

SandyCarlson said...

I never saw a bee at rest. It's beautiful to see this one at rest in his work, too. If we could all know such peace. Thanks for this.

bobbie said...

A wonderful picture and verse.

Aren't these tiny creatures fascinating?

Mary said...

I like that poem and the photo is wonderful! Cute, little tuckered out bee....works so hard and now deserves that rest.

spacedlaw said...

Even a busy bee needs a rest!
Cute picture.

Wren said...

Creative words and pictures - well done!

Quiet Paths said...

An awesome shot and a lovely 'ku. What a treat for the eyes and mind...

Kay said...

This is such an awesome photo. Really clear and beautiful.

Geraldine said...

Bees are such amazing creatures. So resourceful and inspiring in their own little way. You've captured this one beautifully!

You are an amazing photographer Ann, I love stopping by.

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Raven said...

Wow. Wonderful all around. Lovely, fascinating and informative photos and a great haiku.

Deborah Godin said...

"well earned rest" indeed! And just look at that body language, s/he (are bumblebees all female, too?) is a tired-looking bee.

me ann my camera said...

deborah:
I don't know about all bee species but I have read that, 'yes', the workers are female and they are the ones who do all the gathering. Glad that you enjoyed and thank you for your comment.

Roswila said...

What an incredible photo!

zoya gautam said...

_let it "bee"_enjoyable post..many thanks..

WillThink4Wine said...

I always enjoy coming to visit you, for your lovely haiku and your amazing nature photography and lessons!

Joyce said...

I so enjoyed your bee photo, and "rest" haiku!

Edward S Gault said...

A great shot of that bee! Every creature in nature takes rests in their own way.
Thank you for sharing.

Pam said...

How wonderful to catch a bee not being busy. Your photo is great and so is your haiku.

April said...

Beautiful picture and Haiku! Also great Camera Critter post!

indicaspecies said...

What a fantastic post. I always enjoy my visits here. Thank you.:)

kjpweb said...

Just beautiful!
Cheers, Klaus

tumblewords said...

Great photo - a resting bee is something to see!

Lenore said...

Nicely peaceful, thanks. Lovely photos as well. :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wonderful haiku and photo that is perfect match.