The spring sunshine is finally bringing us some heat and everything is growing so lush and green right now. Flowers all seem to be blooming at once and amongst the bright petals I can hear happy buzzing — it seems the bees are just as happy as we are to finally feel proof that winter is over! Even though spring seems to have only just begun, somehow summer seems to be nearly here. Today we went swimming in the sea (first dip of the year!) and later I enjoyed a lazy tea on my deck, damselflies and dragonflies zooming all around. For dinner we enjoyed a BBQ (on the deck again!) with baby birds chirping in the birdhouse above our heads and hummingbirds keeping us company. It really does feel like summer….a trick, I know, as June is quite often cool and wet on our island. But today I am am enjoying this little gift of sunshine! One can almost forget that tomorrow we all have school and work to return to….
….and meanwhile, while we are working away, so are the bees! I finished this piece this week in their honour! Words taken from a vintage children’s book of poems seem to fit the mood, don’t you think?
You can see this wee piece in person at a SWEET group art show here on Gabriola Island. FOR THE BEES is on display now until June 17th at Hive Emporium. Why not stop by and take a moment to see how we have been inspired to pay tribute to these important animals?