Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Sweet Excuse!

I have a sweet excuse not to cut grass today....well, even this week ;)
It's funny how before we got bees to live in our yard, I never noticed the many things that bloom. Would this mean that I took things for granted? I have always loved the outdoors and nature and thought I had always noticed it before, but it's all different now. It's not just with me but my husband notices things too, and he has never been a "nut for nature" like me. I've noticed him when we're out riding or walking now, how he points out things that are blooming, I love it ;)

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I've heard of phrases like "One man's trash is another man's treasure" but one of my favorites is "One man's weed becomes another man's flower" and in this case, One man's weed becomes a pollinators' food.
I knew that grass goes to seed but I didn't think that in order for it to seed it has to flower....it has to bloom. (Duh);) That is until I found our bees on it. I noticed this last fall, but as far as I remember I didn't post on it ;)
You can see that not only the honeybees are enjoying the grass nectar and pollen but so are the bumble bees.
The flowers are so minuscule you wouldn't think they harvest much but their little pollen baskets were getting full.
When you're out and about, take time to notice the "little things" around you.....GOD has put so much joy around us, it's up to us took stop and take a peek at "Nature".
It's up to us to teach our children, we have so much confusion and sadness in our lives daily, take time out....MAKE time to sit and watch the wonders that are all around you......you'll bee glad you did;)

Until next time.....