Things around here have been busy, busy, busy. Yesterday, I took a moment to stop and walk through the garden to check the progress on everything. I saw this Salvia getting ready to burst open and was reminded of the many bees that will soon arrive to bustle about, and an old post from my first month of blogging.
You’d think I would’ve remembered the point of that post but this past month has only proved to send me into one long spiral of tunnel vision. Two more weeks of craziness around here and then it abruptly stops. Just like that.
Until then, I’m gonna try to remember the “busy bees” and also look forward to the Salvia blooming soon.
Here’s the old post “Are you a busy bee?” Hope you enjoy it!
Are you a busy bee?
As I was looking out over the garden this morning, I noticed the Salvia was moving 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 PJ’s. As I neared the Salvia, I discovered that it wasn’t the chipmunks. The Salvia was covered with bees.
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, 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.
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.
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.
How do you slow things down? Do you have any tips for remembering to “stop and smell the roses” or maybe look at the bees?