Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tribute to the Bee

let me tell you a story:-)

i was standing on my porch, i really love my porch:-)...and i heard a sound!...a big sound!...i looked up...and sawdust fell in my eye!...it was a bee!...a great big carpenter bee!...and it was eating my porch!...not good!...

well, i wanted him and his buddies to go away, but i didn't feel right about using poison...so, i thought and thought and finally it came to me!:-)...duct tape!:-)...i stuck a piece on the end of my broomstick and carefully balancing and stretching, stretching...plop!...i dabbed a two inch square of that tape right over his hole!..ha!...i did it!...no more bee:-)...or so i thought!...

the next morning a perfect hole was drilled through the duct tape...directly over the original hole!...now it was war!...next came another layer of duct tape...then (tricky me)...aluminum tape!...they'll never get through that!:-)...wrong!...the next morning...well, you know the rest:-)

so, i decided to take a step back...literally!...the sawdust pile was growing!...and think about this a little...hmmmm the bee has never tried to hurt me...sometimes it follows me around the garden in the morning...clumsily bumbling about in it's ponderous way...looking at me curiously...honeybees are decreasing because of pesticides, but this guy is taking the time to pollinate my flowers for me:-)...maybe he has something to teach me:-)...

so, i quit with the tape and decided to make a tribute to the bee:-)...i thought maybe if i honored him, he would gracefully move his home into the woods:-)...didn't work, but we have learned to live in harmony:-)...

and that's how the bee picture was born:-)

rebekah:-)

2 comments:

karlakayhull said...

Cute story about the bee. Guess nature has to win some of the time. You sound like my hubby. He won't kill any small ant, bee, rodent, etc. He carefully tries to catch them, and returns them to their habitat.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Rebekah, I found all my pressed flowers pictures in antique shops in Texas or estate sales. Thanks so much for stopping by, please visit anytime, Theresa