Reverie - n. a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream or fantasy; a visionary or impractical idea

"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,—
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.

The revery alone will do
If bees are few." - Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Friends and Enemies

Yesterday I held a friendly little mason bee in my hand.  Chilly and damp, it was looking for a warm spot in the sun.  I have been trying to encourage these natives in my garden and was happy to see it.  I loved every second. 

However, the same hand that held this little bee with such reverence was used the previous day to smash a yellowjacket queen in a very satisfying, visceral manner.  Yellowjackets terrorized us last year, and this was a fitting retribution.  I loved every second. 

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