The small things in life are often among the most important. Three years ago all of the Honeybees seemed to vanish from my area. The native solitary bees seemed to fill the gap and even increased their numbers as more food was available to them. But honeybees are special. Last year I noticed a slight increase in the numbers of honeybees on my mountain and this year I was overjoyed to see that pattern repeating. Just beyond my property line is land that belongs to the timber company. It’s seldom used. In fact I’ve never seen the first timber company employee there. The landscape is untouched for the most part. Only the power line right of way is occasionally trimmed back. The trimmings are left where they fall to return to nature and replenish the soil. It’s the perfect environment for the wild geraniums. My wife had noticed that the light was striking a patch of the geraniums just right and suggested that take my lens and capture them in their full glory. As I knelt down to get the best angle I noticed movement. And then another one, and another one. Here and there I noticed the shaking of the blossoms. Before I knew it I was surrounded by the tiny workers who were steadily working on the purple flowers. And the flowers responded by releasing even more of their sweet fragrance. And there was more than I’ve seen in several years. It wasn’t long before the hum of their wings could be heard and flowers were shaking up to the edge of the rocks. I’ve also noticed that the hornet population has been dwindling which I credit to the songbirds. I’ve watched as they go after the nest and pick it apart harvesting the larve before they become hornets. Hornets of course raid honeybee hives and can decimate a colony. But the songbirds may be playing a role in restoring the balance. Irregardless I’m happy to see the honeybee numbers increase.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
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