393. For so work the honey-bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom. ~William Shakespeare

Veiled in this fragile filigree of wax is the essence of sunshine,
golden and limpid, tasting of grassy meadows, mountain wildflowers,
lavishly blooming orange trees, or scrubby desert weeds…
The nectar collected by the bee is
the spirit and sap of the plant, its sweetest juice.
Honey is the flower transmuted,
its scent and beauty transformed into aroma and taste.
~Stephanie Rosenbaum

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O little bee a buzzing at your task,
is it lavender that speaks your name,
or do the coneflowers and rudbeckia,
tempt your hunger even more.
What about the roses and the jasmine
or French Hollyhock and foxglove?
Or might it be those flashy daylilies and
Spirea that recently bloomed in pink?
Grand indeed are the garden’s gifts,
And you appear to love them one and all
for everywhere that I have been
I’ve found you working there as well.
Whilst I busy myself with garden chores
I do keep a watchful eye on you
for I’d love to find your hive one day
and taste your nectar honey’s sweet.
~Natalie Scarberry

Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. ~Proverbs 24:13 ✝

Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us! You have captured me with grace and I’m caught in Your infinite embrace! Like Saint Hildegard Lord, may I too be a feather on your holy breath and spread, like seeds, the gospel abroad.

13 thoughts on “393. For so work the honey-bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom. ~William Shakespeare

    • With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row! Ha ha! Couldn’t resist that answer to the question!
      My garden is doing splendidly well now and the pretties are abundant. I pray all is well with you too. Hugs, Natalie 🙂

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  1. simply magnifique… looks like my lavender from my frontyard where bees are very busy! 🙂 btw, lavender honey from Provence is world famous and quite yummy! 🙂
    * * *
    glad to have come across your awesome blog… my very best, tons of inspiration and cheers! : ) Mélanie

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    • Thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed my post. I’ve heard that the honey from Provence is delicious; I hope to try some one day. I’m glad you enjoyed my blog and hope you will come again sometime. I enjoyed what I read on yours as well. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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