Bzzzzz #haiku

Bee

a mark on the world

flower offers a yellow kiss

spring’s exclamation

Here’s one for the bees (who people so often run away from). These little creatures diligently keep our world alive.

Our host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai has once again offered a wonderful prompt.
bee by aussiegall

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photo_challenge – on-the-move #photography #poetry

 

 whether on the ground

or in the air

we grasp at flight

with color and flair

*

we move our wings

in play we dare

we fly our kites

our laughter shared

*

we live and love

nothing spared

 we touch the sky

with not a care

 

This week’s WordPress photo challenge is “On The Move.”

It’s hard not to think of children when I write about movement. What do you think of???

Photographers on the move:

  1.  http://photographworks.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  2. http://wp.me/qJ7j
  3.  http://quarksire.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  4.  http://travelmoments.net/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  5.  http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  6.  http://crazyguyinthailand.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  7.  http://wp.me/p2L5zd-yR
  8.  http://snapsandstories.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move-1/
  9.  http://wp.me/p3E49X-kk
  10. http://www.desertdiva.net/2014/05/wordpress-friday-photo-challenge-move/
  11.  http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/bipolar-abstraction/
  12.  http://steve-says.net/2014/05/09/i-like-the-way-he-moves/
  13. http://wp.me/p2AvI7-RK
  14.  http://ambitiousdrifter.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-still-moving/
  15.  http://fromayoungfoodie.wordpress.com
  16.  http://devriesouattara.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/ ‎
  17.  http://maraeastern.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  18.  http://iamrcc716.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move.jpg.
  19.  http://words4jp.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  20. http://patriciaddrury.com/2014/05/09/on-the-road-again/
  21.  http://wp.me/p1tzBV-2iN
  22.  http://theurgetowander.com/2014/05/10/on-the-move-in-venice/
  23. http://herfstlief.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  24. http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  25. http://linsdoodles.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  26.  http://wp.me/p10iHd-w6
  27.   http://pilvipouta.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/on-the-move-the-daily-post/
  28. http://tayeganga.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  29.  http://sfchapman.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
  30.  http://pancakeashes.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/on-the-move/
  31.  http://wp.me/p25Y7Y-1CL
  32.  http://pilvipouta.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/on-the-move-the-daily-post/
  33. http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/

Dailypost:Beauty #photography #nature

The gift of the eye

to behold nature’s art

sculpted from stone 

carried from flower to flower

radiating smiles

like sunshine

to the world

The wordpress dpchallenge is Beauty 

Other daily posts on Beauty:

  1. Eye of the Beholder | Where are the elephants?
  2. What if I could explain beauty? | Okay, what if ?
  3. What it feels like to hear a beautiful piece of music or see a stunning piece of art | Processing the life
  4. Come Away With Me | Wiley’s Wisdom
  5. Dailypost:Beauty #photography #nature | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  6. when beauty happens, | y
  7. Saturday Snapshot – Falls Edition | Tommia’s Tablet
  8. Beauty: Daily Prompt | Finicky Philly
  9. Music is Beautiful, Even if You Have a Migraine? Is That Possible? | 6 of One…
  10. Make up your own dance | aaroneharris
  11. Daily Prompt: Eye of the Beholder | cagedbutterfly1
  12. DP: Eye of the Beholder | Ruminations & Observations…
  13. Eye of the Beholder | tjbarkerseattle
  14. What is beauty? | We Live In A Flat
  15. Music Without Words | Paleonut’s Postings
  16. Daily Prompt: Eye of the Beholder | Cookie the Smelly Beagle 🙂
  17. Daily Prompt: Eye of the Beholder | Piers Dolores
  18. Music that moves you | Legends of Lorata
  19. eye of the beholder | Musings of a Random Mind
  20. Responding to Beauty’s Prompt | marsowords
  21. Beauty, Daily prompt | Fi’s Thoughts
  22. Beauty In The Moment | Tony’s Texts
  23. Artsy Fartsy | Fish Of Gold
  24. Beauty and the ape… | chemprofdave
  25. 31 Days of Song: “Fingerprints of God” | Faith, Life and Compassion
  26. the moth chronicles | lemon lime follies
  27. Daily Prompt: Eye of the Beholder « cognitive reflection
  28. Inspiration On A Ride In A Pinto | 365 Days of Thank You
  29. What A Feeling! | Living Through My Music
  30. Daily Prompt: Eye of the Beholder 5.10 | Family, Photos, Food & Craft
  31. DP: Ear of the Beholder | The Expressible Café

Just a little harmless research #flashfiction

“What has happened?” I asked my staff of bio-engineering scientists.

“Well sir…”

“Something spilled…”

“Got out of its jar…”

“It seems perfectly harmless…”

What I could ascertain from the words that they dared not say was that the research we were doing to propagate larger and healthier plants had worked. So well, in fact, that when a bee got loose and sucked up what spilled from a beaker we had a bee the size of a house.

“Now what do we do with a monstrous bee?”

I eyed the beaker. The scientist in me considered the possibilities.

This week’s rather large photo prompt was submitted by Jennifer Pendergast. Rochelle is the fearless hostess at Friday Fictioneers where stories are the 100 word variety.

Land of nuts, fruits, and cows – a blog

I live in the land of Ag or Agriculture. I wasn’t born here- I was born in a big city. Don’t get me wrong- I had plenty of experience feeding the chickens and mucking out stalls as a kid.

I drove by the almond orchards this morning. The pink and white blossoms are intoxicating in beauty and scent. Then I looked down on the ground and saw the boxes stacked every 100 yards or so. Those boxes contain an essential to the Ag industry – the pollinators. In other words- Bees!  I have a few stories I could tell you about bees. I was out in the country with my daughter and some friends. We were taking in the beauty of spring picking wild flowers for pressing. We were unaware that the bees had been freed that morning. Needless to say I was alarmed when I heard a loud buzzing chorus. ” Ok girls let’s walk quickly to the car. It’s time to go!”  Trying not to alarm the girls we scurried to the car. We managed to escape without one sting.

Soon it will be time for the cattle to be moved so they can graze in an area with plenty of grass. Unlike the “old days” where cattle were driven through the country along a river bed, cattle here are driven down the road. Well it’s a country road but a road my cycling friends and I frequent for a ride of rolling hills, steep climbs, and sparse traffic. Suffice it to say, one morning my riding partner and I crested a hill  to meet up with a traffic jam of the four-legged type.  I am not afraid of animals but I was not certain what hundreds of cattle would do when facing down a person sitting atop a metal contraption. One of the cowboys swiftly rode up on his faithful steed and rescued  us by and hauling us up into the back of a pickup. Who needs a night in shining armor – I’ll take a cowboy any day.

Oh ag when the evening smells that waft into your backyard aren’t those of honeysuckle but of the dairy being washed down, when the dropping temperatures have the community on their  knees knowing that the pending freeze could wipe out the year’s worth of citrus, Oh and holidays and vacations are plopped in between lambing season, planting harvesting and…

I love the Ag world – it’s full of color and delight. Bzzzz

Photography: Almond Orchard – L. Moon

Cattle Drive by Mat Honan (License Creative Commons)

Bee by Aussiegall (License Creative Commons)