Gratitude and Joy

Day 123 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Bees

Walking beneath the Palo Verde tree, the sound of hundreds of bees swarming among the spring flowers brought an instant smile to my face. I am always grateful for that sound, because it means the circle of life that Mother Nature intended is working.

The Palo Verde trees are in full bloom … and so are the cacti underneath.

I wandered closer, a little unsure of whether the bees would want to check me out as much as I wanted to see them. Luckily, they were too busy harvesting pollen to care while I snapped a photo.

This drone didn’t hold still long.

Then I noticed they were also hungrily sucking pollen from the flowering prickly pears that surrounded the tree. Another photo op for the busy flyer.

A bee crawled along these flower petals before grabbing some pollen and flying away.

Many take bees for granted. Fearful of their sting, they shy away. I wandered along and came to another tree abuzz with bees and sat at a picnic table as the dappled sun shone through the blossoms. I could see shadows of the bees on the table as they flew from flower to flower, doing their work. It was truly relaxing, just sitting there, listening and watching.

There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored. Appreciating nature along your path is one of the many ways traveling brings us joy.

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