British bee (copy)

British Bee I Love Thee

Once I met a British Bee.

It was the finest thing I ever did see.

Most Bee’s I’d met liked fizzy pop.

They buzzed around and would never stop.

This one for sure, is British you see.

Because he landed on my cup of tea.

Sorry about that, my poetry is lacking in so many ways and it is not what you would really call an Ode, but hey, it sounded like a good title.

A bit of fun, is all.

Recently I asked an online blogging friend to send me a picture she had taken in her garden. I had offered to do a drawing because the photo’s she captures are all things nature. Beautiful minuscule moments from her part of the world. Christine lives far away in England. My daughter and I would talk about our British Bee as I sketched away and sing a silly song.

Oh British Bee, Oh British Bee I wonder if you’d like a cup of tea?

Now Christine writes poetry, not cheesy stuff like mine. Good poetry and she also takes amazing photos from her garden. Christine played her part in re-naming my picture book to (Sugar and Spice) and so a random act of art was my way of saying THANK YOU Christine.

Please visit her world and say hello from me. http://journeyintopoetry.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/safe/ this is one of my favourite poems from Christine.

Once you visit, you will connect with a special woman. I am in awe of her courage and gorgeous words.

To Christine, your bee will be coming to you soon xxx. I hope he puts some sunshine in your day, especially when you are having a challenging one. Know that I think you are an amazing person and I am glad we connected across the sea.

Good day to you all, Random Acts of Art may return another day, depending on who or what inspires the artist in me next.

About Minuscule Moments

Everybody has a DREAM. Today is the first day of the rest of my writing life. Its a lonely world out there when you are learning the craft. This year, as the same as last year, I want to finish my first children's picture book. I have learn't many wonderful lessons on this journey. You are never too old to learn.
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63 Responses to ODE to a BRITISH BEE

  1. Kath … I’m sure the bee would be buzzing about your poetry as well because it is very sweet. 😉 Love your artwork and your poem.

  2. Kath, I think you could easily do a nature version of Dr.Seuss. I definitely prefer your artwork over his. Young children love rhyming books.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

  3. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    oh I think your poetry is wonderful 🙂
    you captured the essence of Nature in a British Bee drinking tea
    I love this, and your art work is gorgeous…I have been seeing so many bees this year, ( I plant alot of natives floral…)
    even now I am watching them on the crepe myrtles
    Thank you for sharing your words and your art..both perfect for a late Autumn day…
    Take Care…You Matter…

  4. Alisa Belzil says:

    Those wings! They are so fragile and translucent. A really well done piece of art. I love the smile I always leave with after reading your posts. It is so early here, storms, and my babies have kept me up all night… Luckily I had a moment to catch up with your blog and find this funny little British bee ❤️Thank you!

  5. Aquileana says:

    Kath, those verses were stunning!!!. Great post ❤
    Thank you very much for sharing.
    Best wishes to you for the week ahead, Aquileana 😛

  6. nannus says:

    Is this a bee? Could it be a hoverfly (one of the types immitating bees)? I am not an expert on insects, let alone Australian ones, just asking.

    • The image came from England so it is not native to Australia, although I do love a good hoverfly. It’s British I know that much. Have a great day.

      • It’s a honey bee Kath. It’s body is narrower and less ‘furry’ than the bumble bees, but it is definitely a bee. We planted some special honey bee friendly flowers this year and our lavender and surrounding plants have been visited by the honey bees in abundance this year foraging for nectar; its a wonderfully relaxing sound just sitting listening to them all. 😊

        • Ah Christine the best kind of bee, me thinks. My husband is the mad gardener and yet he is allergic to bees, but he loves them just the same and it never stops him from enjoying his garden. Thanks for enlightening us.

      • Allergic to bees! Wow that could be awkward when tryingto photograph them close too although of course he probably has zoom lenses etc. Ive never known anyone having an allergy to bees. x

        • Very common allergy and very dangerous if stung near face or neck, as he swells up. The curious thing is his mother is allergic to honey. He is not bothered by it and knows to head for hospital if he gets stung.

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