Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Little Busy Bee



"How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!"
                                                            Isaac Watts

Watts lived from 1674 to 1748, and is often referred to as the "Father of English Hymnody."  He composed many popular hymns which still remain in active use today.  There is a charming story about his childhood propensity for rhyming in his Wikipedia entry, found here.

Wishing you all a weekend filled with shining hours!  :)

9 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a great shot! :-)

Sandie said...

Great poem, neat shot. I have been seeing and trying to photograph lots of bees lately too :)

Louise said...

Pretty flower. Pretty poem. My weekend is quite shining. I hope yours is as well.

Kacey said...

I love the soft light in that photo!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Thistle flowers look so soft and fluffy! Lucky bees are small enough to enjoy gathering pollen in them ;-)

Gawdess said...

I like this and the feeling that I have been invited into a private world!

Hyde DP said...

I've never found it easy photographing bees - well done.

HappyMouffetard said...

A lovely photo.

Christina said...

How gorgeous!