buzz and dance

In creativity, the writing life by ami2 Comments

snowdrops

snowdrops

We had a taste of spring over the long weekend, (or perhaps “tease” might be the more appropriate word.) Nevertheless, there was enough sun and warmth to bring both me and the bees out of hiding and into the yard for some much-needed buzz and dance. It’s amazing to see them move in and out of the hives this time of year. They waste no time in dragging out the old, so they can begin to find their way to whatever pollen is available. They are eager to get on with constructing, nurturing, feeding the new.

our girls dancing in the sun

our girls dancing in the sun

We are going into our second year keeping bees, and of all the things I’ve learned about these wonderful creatures, the thing that’s surprised me most is the affection I’ve come to have for them. I believe they bring out the best in me (especially when it comes to writing) – by reminding me that process deserves respect, that dancing is always productive, and that hunting for the dazzling, the bold and the sweet is never a waste of time.

So, even though today north-west winds are blowing on shore, and the maples are holding a grudge when it comes to giving up their sap, I know we’ll soon be on to warm, sunny days, and peeper-song filled nights.

The bees have spoken.

crocuses (or croci, if you prefer)

crocuses (or croci, if you prefer)

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Lara

    beautiful post! with us (I am living next to Vienna in Austria) it’s still cold, no flowers, no green, no spring. but there are almost invisible signs that spring will come, and soon! off topic: I have just finished reading “The Birth House”. what a beautiful, wonderful novel! I drank every page, as if it was water. good, cold, fresh water on a hot day. now I am waiting for “The Virgin Cure” to arrive in my mail box.

  2. Annie

    Lovely post Ami and hope you are feeling better. I would like to learn more about bees and I think I’ll check into it this summer. I live in the country but my closest neighbors shake their head when I’m excited to see bats. I don’t know what they would think of bees!

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