Winter’s Bee

Winter’s Bee knows no rest.

Her instinct is to work.

Does she feel the cold piercing wind?

A breath upon her back.

Do her wings quiver at its touch?

Does she understand season’s end?

She must.

Why else would she continue to build?

To Bee?

It’s what she does.

She knows no other focus.

Winter is coming.

Work must be done.

Before, it is too late. For her….and for us.

Did you know that without a bee’s pollination human life could cease to exist?

It’s true.

But does she know that?

She gets no thanks from us.

We swat. We swerve. We avoid the BEE at all costs.

But truly? She doesn’t want to bother us.

She yearns to complete her purpose.

Saving lives.

Because really? The Bee is our unstung hero. Heh.

I think we could learn a lot from this fascinating creature.

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. – Ashley Smith

54 thoughts on “Winter’s Bee

    1. I think every living creature is special too. For many, it’s hard to see and appreciate them when we are in such a hurry. I think if everyone took some time to slow down and BEE in the moment. We could be more enlightened. 🙂


  1. petit4chocolatier


    Angelia, your style of writing is incredible. This entire post could be in a children’s or young adult reading book; as well as older adults!! You are incredible. Everyone needs writing and photos such as yours. Simplicity with gentle knowledge.

    Love the quote; so true.

    I hope you don’t mind if I reblog your link on my reblog page?


    1. Oh yes, YAY! Reblog me. That would be awesome. You know, I like to dabble creativitly in a lot of things, but nothing every sticks. Therefore, my dreams are short-lived as my muse of them are, but if I have ever had one dream that I really kept close to my heart. It would most definitely be to write children’s books. I had quite a few planned out a few years ago on my dog Brownie. It started with this blog post
      Thank you sooooo much!


  2. The bee knows his stuff. So does Ashley Smith. And what about the flowers? They keep on popping up here and there. Is winter coming? I so confused!
    Unstung hero. GET OUT! Too funny. 😀


  3. Angelia, my friend, BEEutiful post!

    “I think we could learn a lot from this fascinating creature.”


    Your photos (as usual) are absolutely STUNNING!

    Thank you for sharing this post!

    And thank you, bees!


  4. “The bee is our unstung hero …” – Ha! Love that! Thanks to Susie for inviting us to her party. Did you do a Snow Dance for her? It’s a pleasure to meet you, love your blog and look forward to following!


  5. Lovely pics and words – but it should be ‘HER instinct is to work’. Male honey bees (drones) do no work at all, apart from the moment of mating, high up in the air. They also are not generally alive during winter, as their sisters kick them out of the hive in autumn.


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