Saturday, August 31, 2013

Trifecta: Bumble Bee

Trifextra: Week Eighty-Three

 

Haiku




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one lone bumble bee
hovering on salvia
inhaling purple




I'm so sorry to say my bee was found dead in the little pond in our garden today. I researched and saw they have a 4-6 week life span. Our bee was with us at least a month. I believe he had a happy life in our garden with the purple flowers. RIP, fat little bee.





16 comments:

  1. Very nice... inhaling purple.. I like that. I have lavender here and I watch them inhaling that purple. Beautiful haiku.

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    1. Thanks, Steph. Yes, lavender too. But the bees like the salvia and butterfly bushes...bee. I have one bee. I think he keeps my garden a secret from the others.

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  2. We have a butterfly garden, too, and a few bees, too. But butterflies? Not so much. As much as bees sometimes get a bad rap, I love seeing them around. Those little roly-poly pollinators! :)

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    1. Yes! I adore my bumble bee. Used to scream in terror if a bee/wasp was around. Now we exist peacefully in the garden. Mine is definitely roly poly...black and yellow :)

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  3. Beautiful.. saw it on your wordpress site.. and inhaling purple is so nice...

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  4. I also love "inhaling purple", as well as the idea of writing poems to go with photos. Lovely and well done.

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    1. Thank you, Elaine. I do have a lone bee in my garden though. I found the image on google to go with the haiku rather than the other way around.

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  5. Maggie, My garden is abuzz with bumblebees-and I love them so much! My salvia is a favorite of theirs too! Your haiku was perfectly enchanting!

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  6. "inhaling purple" is such a lovely image. Thanks for linking up this weekend.

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    1. Haven't been well enough for the larger prompts. I knew I could do a haiku. Thank you for liking it.

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  7. I love the inhaling purple (my favorite color!) Bees scare me...I've seen too many news stories of the Africanized 'killer' bee attacks that are too close to me.

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  8. As if to contrast all the alarms, I've seen more bees in my salvia (and marigolds) this summer than I have in a dog's age.
    Love this haiku, Maggie! (Especially inhaling purple)

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  9. Aw, this is so lovely! I love watching the chunky little bumblebees in the garden. And how could he not have had a happy life with all that lovely purple! :)

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