I see things differently now, what I once saw as a patch of pretty flowers in times past, I must confess, I would have cut them down while I mowed along the fence lines. Yes I saw them and they were pretty but “Hurry, hurry we must complete the task.” Now, it is stop, are there any honey bees that I can photograph, no, but look at all those other bees and wasps working at such a frenzied pace. This world is not my own.
Stop for a moment, Look close at the tiny little bee on the bloom of a Lemon Queen Sunflower. Yes look close where once I did not see, now I am just amazed.
As I live and work on the farm my camera is always ready for an attempt at that special shot. I am never quite sure what I have on the camera until I down load the pictures and then with delight, relive the experience of observing the world around me.
Honey bee on buckwheat, she pauses at each bloom only for an instant and then it’s off to the next.
The wind changes, storm clouds roll in (yes you are in Georgia) and the golden little world, that only a few minutes ago, seemed so alive, now seems in jeopardy of being undone……Look close, remember the flowers will fade, the grass will weather however that which has begun a good work will carry on…..
Yes hurry, hurry complete the task, change is coming and we too must keep that frenzied pace, but if only for a moment, stop, and take time to look and consider what’s around you before you miss it.
I feel so blessed that I see things differently now.