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.
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.
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.
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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