Straightening out Nature

Straightening out Nature

She was a little honey bee on her debut flight.
Unaccustomed to this task, she had to do it right!
There was no room for error, but the day was bright and sunny—
a perfect day for supplementing this year’s stock of honey. 
Eyeing many blossoms of every type and hue,
she narrowed down her prospects to only one or two.
Alighting on the highest, she prepared to take a dip
into where the nectar was to have a little sip.

But, alas, the well was dry. No nectar to be won.
She tried another close to it, but once more there was none!
With this year’s honey jeopardized, she went into a tizzy
buzzing here and buzzing there until she felt so dizzy
that she tumbled to the carpet, totally exhausted
and this is where she was when she was finally accosted
by one who had great sympathy for this  insect that
had landed not upon a flower, but on my Easter hat.

To be fair, that hat was decked with bunches of silk flowers
which had not been gathered from any garden bowers.
I put her on a paper and carried her outside.
Rather stunned, she did not object much to the ride.
I found a drunken canna and plopped her on its petal
to see if once positioned right, she could prove her mettle.
And so she finally did take a sip most satisfactory
to senses of her taste and sight as well as her olfactory.

Happy Ending!!



And she buzzed on thirstily ever after!!! 

Prompt words today are error, debut, jeopardize, accustomed and bee.


19 thoughts on “Straightening out Nature

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Honey bees use their antennae to detect odor. … The honey bee’s sense of smell is so sensitive that it can detect the trace of a scent in flight. This ability equips the bee to effectively and efficiently locate pollen-rich flowers. (I copied this from a site, Janet. Fascinating.)

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      1. slmret

        Thank you, Judy — that IS fascinating! There must also be something selective about that location, thus the flavors of honey that are specific to one plant or another (clover, eucalyptus, etc.). I’m glad your little bee was able to “buzz on happily ever after”!


        1. lifelessons Post author

          She alas was a fictional little bee. She will buzz on forever. (I had to change her sex. Turns out all worker bees are females. The males, who have no stingers, are simply there to impregnate the queen. Kinda ironic.)

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  2. Lwbut

    Beeautiful pictures Judy. 🙂

    True story? or fine fiction??

    I can ‘like’ this post OK – on Firefox. Generally, i have been having problems liking comments, not so much on liking posts.

    Firefox seems to be getting better at it though and i can now like most people’s comments… with the odd exception.

    I could not ‘like’ comments at Bereaved Dad’s blog for a time but added him to my block exceptions list and eventually it sorted itself out. I’ve never had a problem on your blog, that i know of?

    On your blog WP automatically assumes i’m using my WP login to make comments, on many blogs i have to select the WP choice as an option before it will accept my comment. Just one of many mysteries i guess.

    Hope the rest of your blogging is going well?



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