too busy

I don’t have time to write very much today, so am settling for posting a picture of a busy bee.

bumble bee on mock orange blossomBees are familiar visitors to the blog, so if you want to read more, click that link and check out some old posts.

Author: don't confuse the narrator

Exploring the boundary between writer and narrator through first person poetry, prose and opinion

2 thoughts on “too busy”

  1. It’s a beautiful bumblebee, beautifully photographed, but is it busy? It may have been busy earlier in the day, but I think it’s now ingesting deep draughts of intoxicating nectar just for fun. It’s honey bees who are disgustingly industrious all day long. But, IIRC, it’s bumblebees who live longer.

    Lord, were it up to me
    to choose which bee I’d be,
    I’d say, I don’t seek money, me,
    so don’t make me a honeybee;
    idle, relaxed and humble, me,
    I’d rather be a bumblebee.


    1. Thank you!

      Your comment has sent me to Google once more to investigate bees. I find there are miners, masons, wool-carders, leaf-cutters, carpenters and plasterers; there are short-haired, red-shanked, red-tailed, white-tailed and buff-tailed; garden, tree, heath and ivy; and a whole range of cuckoo bumblebees. I’m particularly going to keep an eye out for the hairy-footed flower bee.

      I’ve also discovered that beeswing is the crude form of cream of tartar, but that idea will have to settle a bit before I can make use of it.


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