Are you a busy bee?

As I was looking out over the garden this morning I noticed the Salvia was moving a quite a bit and there wasn’t the slightest breeze. We have chipmunks that have taken up residence in the garden and love teasing our dogs, so I thought it might be them. I grabbed my camera and ran out to the garden still in my PJs. As I neared the Salvia I discovered that it wasn’t the chipmunks. The Salvia was covered with bees.

busy bee

There must have been more than twenty bees so I decided to try to get a few shots of them (without them getting me first). They were certainly some busy bees.

busy bee

Busy, busy. I was right up in there with them snapping photos left and right. A few times I looked down to make sure they were not on me because I had some crazy bright colored PJ pants on and just knew they would mistake me for a flower. They didn’t even seem to notice me because they were working so hard. I watched them work for a while and was really amazed that they didn’t give me the time of day. So intent in their work, oblivious to the giant woman in the crazy PJ’s.

busy bee

Lately I’ve been much like those bees. I started this blog a few weeks back and I didn’t quite anticipate how much work it would require. Hats off to those of you that have been doing the blogging thing for years now. It’s a lot of work.

A lot.

While watching those bees I was reminded of all the times over the last couple of months that I was a “busy bee” myself and not noticing the world around me at times – my family, my friends…my laundry. Not that there’s anything wrong with working hard or blogging. But balance is important and our relationships should come first.


Not so much.

And like a new blogger friend told me early on, you need to get away from the computer so you’ll have a life to blog about. So true. So true.

I’m learning to find that balance. I’ll continue to blog (I’m just getting started!) but I’ll be sure to remember my little bee friends and the lesson they taught me today.

Have a great week!

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  1. 1

    Betty says

    The wisdom that can come from even a little bee. How great a world we live in and how great a God we have. How He can reveal to us great wisdom even in the smallest of things.

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    Angie says

    Balance–yes! Excellent advice yet so hard to do sometimes.
    (I am glad you’ve found the time to blog though because I really am enjoying reading what you come up with. And your pictures are AWESOME! The third shot on this page–where the bee is looking right at you–is way cool!)

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    Kristi says

    That’s great advice! I too need to remember to get out and have something to blog about! Though I have a growing list…I like the thought of keeping it growing! What made you start blogging? And how did you find me?

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    Cindy says

    Life is definitely a balancing act and not an easy one! Interesting how a look at nature and the way God ordered things tends to put perspective on that! Angie… I agree with you about that bee staring into the camera… way too cool! I can’t remember the last time I looked a bee right in the eye 😉 Amy, the way you handle a camera is absolutely amazing!

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    Its soo true! Its hard to keep up and have balance. I’m trying to re-work my schedule so I’m not on the computer all night.

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    Tyla says

    I love the photos! I only wish I could really do all the things I do and yet have more down time. Impossible! Thank goodness for Saturdays and Sunday naps (when possible).

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    You are learning early on, while it took some of us many years to understand that blogging and life need a good balance!
    Awesome bee photos. Bee-utiful :)

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    Laura Cook says

    Gorgeous photos…yes, the always present “tyranny of the urgent”…only our Savior can help us keep our priorities straight. <

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