Thursday, September 05, 2013

Bee Happy


The house next door to us is empty and the owners have been (slowly) remodeling. They tore an addition down a few weeks ago and found this happy little bee family and their hive.


I had to get a few photos. I love how diligently honey bees work...and they don't sting, so that's a major plus!


This little bumble found it's way in front of my lens as well. I guess he was jealous of all the attention the other bees were getting.

Poor Bumble.


I grew the most beautiful array of sunflowers this year and I think they were a major source of pollen for the bees. Every flower was full of little bees working away.


Except for this one, which had a single lonely Bumble.

Poor Bumble.


I was lucky enough to have a conversation and lovely visit from this pretty blue butterfly too. He's a bit of a show off though, he kept flaunting those gorgeous wings and colors for the camera. I bet I took 20 photos of him alone.



I love spending time in my backyard, taking in the sights and the smells and the beautiful sunshine as it's setting in the west. As simple as it is, it's one of my favorite places to be.


Wouldn't you know that one of my favorite places and one of my favorite things could be turned into a gorgeous color board. I may have to do our bedroom in these colors. I just love them.


Just a reminder...


12 comments:

  1. Love these photos. Such a simple idea, don't worry, be happy yet it's hard to do sometimes. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. It is more than an idea, it's a direct command from God. Matthew 6:25 tells us to take no thought about our lives. It is hard to grasp and do sometimes, but it's worth it when you do.

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  2. I love stopping to appreciate the little parts of nature. Bees are wonderful, and sadly not as many are around anymore. Great pictures!

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    1. We seemed to have plenty this year. My husband even got stung by his first bee this year. I love nature myself...and thank you.

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  3. You caught some AMAZING photos!!
    The butterfly is my favorite. And that color board... Gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks girly! I can't wait to incorporate some of the colors from the color board into my home.

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  4. Beautiful photos and a pleasant reminder. That one of the sun shining through made my morning. God's creation is so magical.

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    1. It truly is. He knows how to bless us when we really need it too!

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  5. These photos are gorgeous!!!!

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You don't know just how lovely you are...thank you.