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Let Them Be!



Big fat bees buzz around my deck this time of year. They bore into the wood beams  holding the deck roof up, so I think they are carpenter bees. But they remind me of bumble bees. Maybe I’ll study that more to find out. Or maybe I won’t. Maybe I’ll just let them be.

They are not aggressive bees, but there are a lot of them right now, buzzing around me when I go outside, like I’m invading their space. Like I’m some big giant…., dang, how redundant can I be?  They leave sawdust around from the holes they create, but I don’t believe they will damage the wood enough to worry about. They’ve been coming back every spring for a few years now.

Once, one of them got in the house by riding in on my hair. I didn’t know it hitched a ride; I’m sure it wasn’t on purpose. Sometimes they bang into me and make me jump. But they’ve never stung me. I will try to stay calm and co-exist, because all bees are pollinators. We need pollinators. They do us a big favor. Without bees, we would be in big trouble.  I think I’ll do more than co-exist. I think maybe I’ll try to send good vibes out to these busy bees. I wonder if they like the dogwoods that are blooming like crazy around here. Mostly, I think they are waiting for the Rose of Sharon bushes, that sometimes look like trees, to bloom. It won’t be long my buzzy friends!

Rose of sharon

Photo from my back yard.

Today’s SoCS post prompt was, “be.”

If you wanna be part of the Saturday Stream of Consciousness posting, visit Linda’s blog at the link below. And don’t be fooled by her April fool’s prompt joke. 🙂

There’s no Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 2/16

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

14 thoughts on “Let Them Be!

  1. this story makes me
    happy to bee, JoAnna

  2. I like bees too. I don’t think I have noticed carpenter bees around here. I am missing the bumble bees we used to get. I see the bumble bees in the desert but not here. Those big furry ones that have a low hum when they buzz around. 🙂

  3. You have such great SOC! Love the bees, love the rose of sharon. Oh, I do miss the dogwoods!

    • Thank you, Mary. This is the first time I can remember that the dogwoods and the Bradford Pears are blooming at the same time. The Bradford Pear trees usually come first. I love all the beautiful flora you share on your blog.

  4. Ah, you are so lucky to be somewhere warm enough for bees! Great post and a lovely picture, JoAnna. 🙂

  5. bonsoir JOANNA

    Un détour par chez toi

    l’amitié est une bonne confiance

    Que l’on partage à deux

    Avec une tendresse

    Des fous rires

    De l’écoute

    Des écris sur les pages des blogs

    Surtout la santé pour faire que notre amitié ne s’efface pas

    Belle soirée bises et belle semaine

  6. Bees are very cool. We have a honey farm near us and we went on a tour round it last summer.
    One of their specialities is heather honey and they regularly take over 1500 hives out onto Exmoor, so the bees can collect the uniquely flavoured heather pollen.

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