One Bee Is Enough


one bee is enough
to pollinate one poppy
or ten thousand stars

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Poppy in bloom at Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California
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Posted on March 31, 2012, in Floral Friday Fotos, flowers, haiku, Haiku My Heart, I Heart Macro, Macro Flowers Saturday, Macro Monday, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 40 Comments.

  1. Wonderful capture of that fellow doing his job. I love to watch bees at work.

  2. one becomes mesmerized when watching a bee going about it’s busy work. nice shot mmt.

  3. A lovely study in picture and words!

  4. Wonderful shot of the poppy and bee! Nice to see there are bees out this year.

  5. I aspire to this level of photography! Great image, and a stirring haiku.

  6. The picture is a golden daze and your verse soars up above!!

  7. Thank you for your tip about getting rid of word verification. Yes I see it is a bit of a belt and suspenders thing, word verification AND comment moderation.

  8. Superb macro shot and such a lovely flower!! I love the bee and, as always, your words are perfect! Have a beautiful weekend!


  9. BEEautiful! Our spring flowers are early but the bees a bit late…I tend to worry about them.

    have a great weekend!

  10. The busy bee works to our advantage, pollinating the glowers for our visual enjoyment. We tip our hats to our stinging friends!

  11. Much better than my bee photo earlier in the week, when half the bee was obscured by the plant!!

  12. a lovely closeup….

  13. Soon we will have many in our back yard.

  14. Wonderful capture! Your micro shots are excellent. Happy SSS.

  15. Lovely capture. I really like the idea of the stars being pollinated.

  16. A very pretty play of shadows on the poppy petals! And love the haiku illustrating how small may be the key to big effects!

  17. I’ve tried so hard to capture a bee on a flower. Being afraid of being stung doesn’t help. love your shot!

  18. Wonderful shot!

    Thanks for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

  19. Gorgeous flower! Love the shadows and the bee!- as well as your haiku

  20. One bee can do a lot of things by itself. I tend to stay away from them. Very pretty shot.

  21. Pollinating Stars! AWESOME thought! Beautiful shot MMT!!


  22. A busy little bee on a delicate little flower. Love the soft shadows on the flower, Beautiful!
    Happy Sunday!

  23. Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

    Oh, so sweet on ALL counts!!!

  24. Just enjoying her sweet treat!

  25. Wow, that is an amazing capture!

  26. I admit, that’s not where I thought you were going with the “One bee is enough…” but I see you took the high road and focused on nature! 🙂 (I was thinking more like….”is enough to send me to the hospital.”) No matter the saying though, your photo is a delight, and so is your poem! Thanks for “braving the bee!”

  27. That is a great shot! I love the intricate patterns. Small delicate shadows made from an object so huge as the sun. Amazing.


  28. Wow, wonderful closeup shadow shot of a bizzy bee.

    I also like the concept of pollinating the stars.

    Hope you have a fun week seeking shadows, MMT. Thanks for stopping by.

  29. A great post for MYM!
    Nice macro!
    I wish you a Happy Easter!

  30. a cozy pretty spot for the bee

  31. PRETTY! That is all I can say! Here for MYM. Hope you can look at my entry too at Staining Of Fence

  32. Sweet and beautiful photo..

    Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by:)

  33. I have never seen poppies growing…only in pictures. This is a beauty. The yellow center is lovely. I like your haiku about only one bee. genie

  34. Beautiful picture you show.
    Wishing you a good day / good Easter.
    Hugs Hanne Bente /

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