Bees & Flowers

Bee in the garden

I photographed this busy little bee while I was on my morning walk today. I was admiring the flowers in my neighbors garden and noticed that there were bees everywhere.

I am so happy to see them! Without bees, we would experience worldwide famine and starvation. Bee populations have dwindled to a quarter or less of their previous numbers and insecticides are blamed for much of their decline.

So the next time you stop to admire all the beautiful flowers in bloom, or sweeten your tea with honey, give thanks to the bees.

thought for the day;

“Veiled in this fragile filigree of wax is the essence of sunshine, golden and limpid, tasting of grassy meadows, mountain wildflowers, lavishly blooming orange trees, or scrubby desert weeds. Honey, even more than wine, is a reflection of place. If the process of grape to glass is alchemy, then the trail from blossom to bottle is one of reflection. The nectar collected by the bee is the spirit and sap of the plant, its sweetest juice. Honey is the flower transmuted, its scent and beauty transformed into aroma and taste.”  – Stephanie Rosenbaum

Celebrating Life

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists , . . . manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty.” – Albert Einstein

The Ace of Wands

The Ace of Wands

The Ace of Wands – 5 x7 inches – Mixed Media

This morning I picked a Tarot card for the month of July. I was quite pleased when The Ace of Wands appeared in the future position.

As chance would have it, a few hours earlier I had been contemplating a new project which I wanted to start this month.The idea came to me as I was walking the labyrinth near our home.

The Ace of Wands card signifies potent, powerful raw energy and can also represent a new awakening on many different levels. When this card shows up in a reading, pay attention to your intuition when making big decisions regarding new projects, ideas, situations or beginning a new enterprise.

The Ace of Wands represents the life force itself and usually indicates a new phase in ones life. Either something new has begun or will begin.

Key Words for the Ace of Wands:

  • Creativity
  • Will Power
  • Enthusiasm
  • Initiation
  • Vitality
  • Passion
  • Alchemy
  • New Opportunities
  • Success