Beauty and The Bee

Every day as we walk, we past a home where an old man and his wife passed away and left no one to care for their now abandoned house. It has been over a year.

We shake our head in disgust as we walk around this neglected yard that corners the street. We gripe, "I would have already called the city to get this cleaned up". or "What a mess! This is ridiculous and makes the neighborhood look bad". The complaining goes on every time. I guess you can say it at least gives us a conversation.

Rounding the corner and eyeing what once was a well kept yard full of roses and mixed flowers, we noticed some life in the mix of rubble. It was a bumble bee working diligently to gather pollen from an onion flower. I left my phone at home to charge so I asked my husband to be a photographer. He pulls his phone from his waistband and steps in to the snaky brush to get a closer aim. The complaining stopped and our conversation focused on the bee the rest of the way home.

I think God throws out little reminders for us to stop looking at the negative in things and focus on the beauty. The bee didn't care what his surroundings were, he just knew he had a job to finish and all he needed was in that place.

"The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes". 
                                                                                      ~Mark Nepo


  1. This is beautiful and I love the quote. Happy week ahead beautiful babe!

  2. What a sweet post. It is amazing how one small act or sight can change our day and attitude. We need more positive ones. NEAT observation.
    From over here,
    Sherry and jack

  3. What a great quote! We have several homes around our neighborhood that are neglected but people are actually living in them. I told my husband that we just need to step up and start taking care of their yards since they may not be able to. God definitely has a way bring things into focus! Beautiful photo! Hugs!

  4. It is so nice at least that you and your husband go on nice walks together. Enjoy the week.

  5. That's sad that there is no one to care for the house!

  6. Awww, that's so sad, I hate to see houses that are left to crumble like that - and it looks like such a cute house! Tell hubby he did a great job with the bee photo!! :)

  7. That is sad to hear. I do love the message that you are saying, looking to the positive. Pretty picture your hubby took!
    jess xx