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Buzz buzz

Buzzing around the redbud.

Bees have been mythical symbols throughout the world.  In Hinduism, depending upon how depicted, the bee could relate to Vishnu, Krishna or even Kama, the god of love.  In Egypt it denoted royalty.  In Greece, it was used in the symbology of the Eleusinian Mysteries, and the Celts associated it with hidden wisdom.

… If a bee has shown up in your life, examine your own productivity.  Are you doing all you can to make your life more fertile?  Are you busy enough?  Are you taking time to savor the honey of your endeavors or are you being a workaholic?  Are you attempting to do too much?  Are you keeping your desires in check so they can be more productive?

The legs of the bee are one of their most sensitive organs.  A bee actually tastes through its legs.  It is able to determine if there is nectar in the flower it lands upon.  Are you taking time to enjoy the labors and activities you involves yourself in?  The bee helps remind us that activities are more productive and sweeter if we take time to enjoy them.

… The bee is the reminder to extract the honey of life and to make our lives fertile while the sun shines.  The bee reminds us that no matter how great the dream there is the promise of fulfillment if we pursue it.  The elixir of life is as sweet as honey, and the bee is a symbol that promises us that the opportunity to drink of it is ours if we but pursue our dreams.

~ Ted Andrews, Animal Speak

Tasting the flowers.

It’s day 23 of the 40-day self-care challenge.  How are you today?  I hope you’re occasionally treating yourself and your loved ones (with whatever distancing is appropriate) to something special once in a while.  Interesting times sometimes call for interesting measures.

I am still on track and beginning to emerge from what might have been hibernation.  All the advice lately, even from the psychology experts, has been about grounding yourself during these interesting times.  Last week I realized that I was so grounded that I was turning into a boulder.  I felt heavy, lethargic, bogged down.  Very earthy, indeed.  One could say I had too much grounding or earth energy.  The gale force winds woke me up last week and I’ve been gradually moving more and more, becoming more like the bee than the sloth (although I do like sloths, very much).

This is what it has looked like for most of today. It’s been dark and stormy. The turkeys don’t seem to mind.

I’m going to keep this short today.  Now that I’m moving and grooving again, I’m making up for lost time.  We have some spring cleaning going on around here.  M has been helping me which makes it go faster and it’s much more fun.  We turn on some music and go to it.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  I think it might still be cloudy and dark at sunset this evening.  But if it should start to clear up, I’ll meet you at the dock if the winds have died down.  If it’s still blustery, we’ll go to the edge of the marsh near the platform.  We don’t want to be hiking out to the dock, through the woods, when the wind is gusting.  You might get conked on the head with a branch or a tree.  Sunset is scheduled for 7:38 PM.  It’s warm (70’s) so you probably don’t even need a jacket.

Be safe, be well, and let’s all take a few deep breaths for those who are unable to right now.  ♥♥♥

The Easter Deer.

A few of the 10,000 reasons to be happy:  1,356)  Zooming with the family yesterday.  It was wonderful to be able to see everyone in one place, so to speak.  1,357)  Dancing trees and blustery winds.  1,358)  Coming out of hibernation.  1,359)  Spring cleaning.  We are not even halfway through it but the house already looks and feels so much better.  1,360)  Listening to the rain for a while before getting out of bed this morning.  

Author:

Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

7 thoughts on “Buzz buzz

  1. I’m heading into hibernation as you come out. Mine is seasonal and something I tend to enjoy being something of a frustrated hermit 🙂 I’m glad to hear you are moving and grooving again – a bit of our favourite music, turned up loud does us good from time to time ❤

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  2. Bees have a leg up on things. Always intriguing to watch. Spring is coming and we hope there’s lots of natural flowers showing up in sufficient numbers for them without people getting out and planting…or maybe that’s a good thing as people tend to plant what they want, not always what is needed.
    Music is good to get you moving – and remind you of happy times.
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you, PhilosopherMouse. I hadn’t thought about people not planting this year. From what I’ve seen on Facebook from our local nursery, people are still flocking there and buying plants (without the appropriate physical distancing). I like your thought about the bees having what is needed rather than what people want. 🙂

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  3. As a person who embraces my own sloth tendencies, and who owns four lovely wine glass that have bees on them, I like this post very much. Bees do what is good for bees and we humans are the recipients of their goodness. Might as well focus on the buzzy side of things, I guess.

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  4. Sometimes we’re the bee, sometimes we’re the sloth. The key: embrace whatever is at the moment. Enjoy your busy time. I’m somewhere in between right now and that’s suiting me just fine. I’m a Slobee! A Beeoth! Whatever combo works. 🙂

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  5. Those bee photos are fabulous. Glad to read you are moving and grooving again. It took me awhile to get back into the groove, and at times I feel as though I’m still lagging. But onward, ho!
    We are all doing our best during very difficult circumstances.

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