A Job Well Done

This Honeybee, Apis mellifera, is on her way to work.

The honeybee is headed straight into a Wild red columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

She has an important job, one requiring experience and a certain level of maturity.  She knows where to go, what to do when she arrives at her destination, and how to meet her responsibilities.

She is determined.

She works for the goals of her community over her own personal interests.  Her Apis compatriots benefit from her expertise in the field and various other sacrifices.  Most of the time she works alone and unsupervised.

She makes a garden grow.

I’m delighted to join today with Anna’s Wednesday Vignette.  Pop on over and check out other garden and nature musings.

17 thoughts on “A Job Well Done

  1. “She works for the goals of her community over her own personal interests.” Such a worthy goal that so many of those we elect ignore altogether. It will be very interesting to see what the next year brings… will anything change? Or will greed and corruption remain dominant? Sometimes I fantasize about animals being on equal footing with us humans in terms of legislative powers. Totally unrealistic, I know, but just imagine! The world would be so different…


  2. If your wind’s been anything like yours, I’m filled with admiration. This is a great photo. On the other hand, just think what the little bees must be thinking as they try to deal with the wind. Talk about a need for determination!


    • Oh man, has it been windy! I’ve spoken with Audubon folks and it seems that bird migration is slower this spring, as the feathered friends are choosing different paths. But yes, I’ve gone out to the garden at times and it’s not possible to photograph flowers at all. Can you imagine the strength of pollinator and bird wings, working against these blusters?

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