The changing breezes call out to the workers “come and follow.” As they yield to scent floating on soft currents they fan out amid the fall flowers. Blue-green leaves spread in welcoming gestures bend and sway softly as the little feet find their landing. Pale yellow flowers gaze down and smile in their own way as the grooming begins. The wings beat out music that’s only understood by nature and the beekeepers soul. The little ones perform their work without promoting from human hands. This is the second harvest of God’s providence and it’s the most important to the hive. The first harvest was given in tribute to the kindly master of the hive in tribute. But this harvest will carry the hive through on days when it’s too cold to fly and the forage is scarce. It’s an important task but one that’s performed without angst. The last days of the sun are still plentiful and there’s more than enough for everyone.
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2 thoughts on “Second Harvest”
I have such a hard time photographing bees because they won’t stay still for me! I enjoy your writing – it’s so descriptive and poetic. I wish everyone could take the time to see the world like you do. 🙂
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Thank you so much Amy!
Need are always moving so even when your focus is perfect they will move and mess up the shot. One thing that helps is to use a telephoto lens and stand back a bit. Even if a bee is not aggressive it might get nervous if you’re too close an move away. A flash really helps to freeze the motion as well. Typically I have to take a bunch of pictures and then choose from the ones that turned out well. With any wildlife it’s always going to be a challenge to catch them still long enough to get the shot. ❤😊