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Emily Grossman

Busy as a Bee

June 25, 2007 at 9:17 AM

It's amazing,
those busy bees,
how they find the time to stop
and smell so many roses.






From Tom Holzman
Posted on June 25, 2007 at 12:57 PM
Great pics! Thanks for sharing.
From putch panis
Posted on June 25, 2007 at 3:50 PM
These are really beautiful! Is this where you live? You are so lucky! I'd love to wake up in the morning with a view like this, with endless fields of green and flowers.
From Ariel Lindgren
Posted on June 25, 2007 at 4:27 PM
Emily, are there any bears around, where you are living, and, if so, do they love Brahms?
Brahms should really be in the taste of bears in my opinion.
I haven't read all your short masterpieces yet, so there might be something about what animals one can find in your area.

Your writing is great. Very imaginative, sensitive and poetic coloured by a witty sense of humour.

And all these wonderful photos...

The next step is to get a ticket, I guess.

Is this the place, where a restless soul can find peace?
Ariel

From Emily Grossman
Posted on June 25, 2007 at 11:40 PM
Thanks, Tom!

Putch, these photos come from hikes. My backyard is sort of pretty, but the prettiest views are up on the mountainsides.

Ariel, I imagine that if bears were people (especially brown bears), they would like Brahms, cigars, and fudge.

As to whether you find peace here, I discovered that when I came here I brought with me everything that was already inside me. But the change of scenery was nice.

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on June 26, 2007 at 1:38 AM
Follow the way of the bee.
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on June 26, 2007 at 3:41 AM
Breathtaking photos, Emily. Thanks.
From Roelof Bijkerk
Posted on June 26, 2007 at 6:07 AM
The rose
is
The pose
for
The nose
That
The Bee
...
Knows
From Laurie Niles
Posted on June 26, 2007 at 7:03 AM
The LA Times recently had a story about bees being sick and dying in great numbers. I'm glad they are okay up in Alaska....!
From Laurie Niles
Posted on June 26, 2007 at 7:06 AM
Here is the article.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on June 26, 2007 at 7:50 AM
Fascinating article, Laurie. I've heard of this phenomenon, and was excited to see all the observations and data being collected. I think this kind of thing has happened before, but we are able to observe it more closely now than before. It will be interesting to see what new discoveries they make and what conclusions they draw.

My favorite line from the article refers to the beekeeper that was interviewed:

"In April, the normally hale Hackenberg started feeling short of breath. His doctor said he was suffering from stress and suggested he slow down.

Not now, Hackenberg thought. "I'm going to go down fighting."

Busy as a beekeeper?

From Roelof Bijkerk
Posted on June 29, 2007 at 2:16 AM
The rose
is
The pose
for
The nose
That
The Bee
...
Knows

To be
Free
From Roelof Bijkerk
Posted on June 29, 2007 at 2:29 AM
The rose
is
The pose
for
The nose
That
The Bee
...
Knows

To be
Free
To compose
In the throes
of the shows

tada:
It was better before I started adding things

From Emily Grossman
Posted on June 29, 2007 at 7:35 AM
You're funny! Thanks for the poem. Poems. Poems with add-ons. ;)

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