Friday, May 22, 2009


photo by grassrootsmsw
HPJ's garden

"Where we love is home,
home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Monday, May 11, 2009

Life's "bee yard"

Photo from Elephant Nature Foundation

"I hadn't been out to the hives before, so to start off she gave me a lesson in what she called 'bee yard etiquette'. She reminded me that the world was really one bee yard, and the same rules work fine in both places. Don't be afraid, as no life-loving bee wants to sting you. Still, don't be an idiot; wear long sleeves and pants. Don't swat. Don't even think about swatting. If you feel angry, whistle. Anger agitates while whistling melts a bee's temper. Act like you know what you're doing, even if you don't. Above all, send the bees love. Every little thing wants to be loved."

Sue Monk Kidd