Tired wings carry the seeker across a withering landscape. But still she pushes on traveling further and further from her nest in search of her family’s needs. The paper wasp is adaptable to all kinds of food sources but with the changes in season and oncoming cold those sources are more spread out than they were just a few short weeks ago. The once plentiful Goldenrod has mostly gone to seed leaving behind a dry woody stock and white tufts that are destined to ride the gusts and gales of late Fall through Winter. The swarms are already gathering in attics and hollow trees or deep within the crevices of exposed rocks for the long hibernation. Soon she must join them and she’ll need every precious drop of nectar to make it through till Spring. The bright yellow speck in a field of light tan brings a joy to her journey as she zeros in. The last Goldenrod of this field is small but fresh and full of the fuel she seeks. Because of traditional perception we tend to think of wasps as mean bees with a nasty attitude but the truth is that they help pollenate the wildflowers and they eat other pests. We either fear or respect the sting they carry and with good reasons. I’m still carrying a mark from a wasp sting that I received at the end of August. But the honest truth is that I’d been unknowingly shaking her nest violently for several minutes before she took action. ( I was working on a trash bin and had overlooked the nest ) most of the time they are docile enough to approach within range of the lens. And even then will make a few bluff charges before their sting is felt. I’m sure that if I’d come too close to this one she might have gotten nervous enough to be aggressive but the field is neutral territory and her only goal at the moment is to enjoy God’s provision. We could all learn a little lesson from her in that faith undertakes the journey knowing that a seeker is rewarded.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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