Soft light falls gently across my Appalachian Mountains as the afternoon drifts into evening. The day is still very warm but with the ebbing of the season the night is cooler than it has been. September brings the end of August’s rage and the cooler days beckon the call to wander through the mountains seeking solitude. The tall fall flowers sway as the bees and other pollinators accept the invitation to come and feed. The solitary bees seem to do the lion’s share of the work. After searching through internet images I’ve decided that the one in tonight’s Feature Image is a leaf cutter bee although the specific species it is I’m not certain on.
I’ve mentioned before that for a long time I was terrified of bees. A bad experience with European Bald Face Hornets as a child left me with a phobia for anything with wings and stingers. The fact that I now see bees as a symbol of peace and tranquility is the result of my adult self forcing me to push the environment on my tolerance to be near them. Even now to point where I can be calm and allow huge Carpenter Bees and evil looking Mud Daubers to fly up to me and satisfy their curiosity. The presence of more docile bees like the leaf cutters has actually become a bit of comfort to me.
The opposite of fear isn’t bravery. Bravery is actually action in spite of fear. No the opposite of fear is a combination of love and knowledge ( fear is oftenboundtoignorance). Knowledge gives us the framework to apply love and love gives us a reason to move forward in any plan to act. And it’s my love for the natural world that gives me an appreciation for all the wonderful bees on my mountain. Everything in nature was created for our benefit. Even the challenges.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
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