Tuesday, February 26, 2008
BLOOD & WARTS
A little tale to tell is why I must continue.
And hope that what I have to say, will not jump out & sting you.
A boring drone turned out to be a cloud of swarming bees,
Some people so afraid of them fall prostrate on their knees.
They came and landed close to me, & buzzed around a while,
I watched them all look for a home, it made me even smile.
As with a group of animals, there`s always one who`s king,
I swear that when I saw him it was me that he would sting.
The others were all peaceful, just protecting their fat queen,
But from now on I will approach only covered up in screen.
In the header, there are some images of a bee swarm I saw at work today. I realized they were hoping to build a hive in a quite inappropriate place so I called a "beekeeper" to come & retrieve them. In the meantime I took a few shots of the swarm, which necessitated my insertion into a cabinet they had accessed from the back. I gingerly opened the front doors of the cabinet trying not to aggravate them with my banging, struggling to get the stuck doors opened. I finally got the thing opened but would put my ear to the doors during this assault to see if I could notice any furious buzzing.
There they were, a nice big pile of sting. Anyway I got my head in there with my camera, & took a few shots. I told them it was cool, I was just a hobbyist & not a professional. Well as we all know, there`s always a jerk in any large crowd, although I believe he was disoriented rather than jerky, but I got stung anyway. That`s when I started screaming like a little girl NOT.
I backed away slowly & removed the stinger, careful not to squeeze more venom into my arm, then went & took the rest of the shots.
Then I found a frog. Now my arm didn`t hurt anymore, but all the blood around the frog was making me queasy.. (no it wasn`t).
So that was the way my day was without mentioning a very surprising turn of events with a three year old child that became my best friend today. That was the most important part of my life since many days. I`ll recount his & my tale at a later date.
Meanwhile do make your days interesting, if not for you, then for all the others that are watching you whether you think they are or not. Have a great day.
On Planet Earth, a few more 3D`s.
Anyone who has trouble seeing them, might try to get some advice from someone who got on her/his knees & prayed.
He/she claims it works.
Whatever floats your boat, I guess.