Neighborhood Blossoms 4/10/14

Flashback Tuesday, April 10, 2012 – This lovely bright colored male house finch sitting in one of my apple trees is my pick photo of the day.

April 10,  2012 sigFlashback Wednesday, April 10, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars a honeybee on a dandelion blossom. Dandelions are an important early food and pollen source for pollinators!

April 10, 2013 sigThursday, April 10, 2014 – Today I went out and took photos of some of the ornamental fruit trees in the neighborhood.  A lot of the daffodils are finishing up and I captured a couple.  We also have a portrait of a pollen laden ladybug and a honeybee.

4:10:14 daff 1 sig4:10:14 blossom 2 sig4:10:14 ladybug w:pollen sig4:10:14 blossom 1 sigA Blessing

Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
And the eyes of those two Indian ponies
Darken with kindness.
They have come gladly out of the willows
To welcome my friend and me.
We step over the barbed wire into the pasture
Where they have been grazing all day, alone.
They ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness
That we have come.
They bow shyly as wet swans. They love each other.
There is no loneliness like theirs.
At home once more,
They begin munching the young tufts of spring in the darkness.
I would like to hold the slenderer one in my arms,
For she has walked over to me
And nuzzled my left hand.
She is black and white,
Her mane falls wild on her forehead,
And the light breeze moves me to caress her long ear
That is delicate as the skin over a girl’s wrist.
Suddenly I realize
That if I stepped out of my body I would break
Into blossom.
~ James Wright

4:10:14 diff blossom 1 sig4:10:14 honeybee 1 sig4:10:14 diff blossom sig4:10:14 daff sig“They blossomed, they did not talk about blossoming.”
~ Dejan Stojanovic

Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste and Bright Bee Blessings ~ Raven

 

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