Friday, July 15, 2011

In Honor of Bees

"One can no more approach people without love than one can approach 
bees without care. Such is the quality of bees..."
~ Leo Tolstoy

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The careful insect 'midst his works I view,
Now from the flowers exhaust the fragrant dew,
With golden treasures load his little thighs,
And steer his distant journey through the skies.
~ John Gay

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"Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, 
for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers."
~ Ray Bradbury

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Bees work for man, and yet they never bruise
Their Master's flower, but leave it having done,
As fair as ever and as fit to use;
So both the flower doth stay and honey run.
~ George Herbert

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"The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams."
~ Henry David Thoreau

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“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, 
but because she labors for others.”
~ Saint John Chrysostom

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"If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, 
man would only have four years left to live."
~ Albert Einstein

2 comments:

debbie said...

hi wendy!! i love your blog!!!
the bee posts is fantastic!

you visited my blog http://mygardenofweeds.blogspot.com/
and noticed i named my basil wrong, well as soon as I put the name on i figured it was wrong! i was hoping someone would correct me! thank you! i dont think ive ever heard of boxwood basil! it sure looks like a boxwood type plant doesnt it!
sorry im late in getting back to you! and im not sure how to answer people! do i go to their blogs or answer on my blog!hahahah oh well i'll learn!
thanks wendy! i think i'll follow your blog!!

Wendy said...

Debbie, so glad you like it! Thank you!

Glad I could help with your herb identification. :) I never knew there were so many varieties until we started growing our own!

I left a comment on your THL page re: answering blog comments. Hope it helps. Thanks for following!

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