Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Busy As A Bee...

Bees work for man,
and yet they never bruise their master's flower,
but leave it having done, As fair as ever as fit to use;
So both the flower doth stay and honey run.

~ George Herbert

It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy.
The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.

~ Mary O'Connor

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Steady as a clock, busy as a bee,
and cheerful as a cricket.

~ Martha Washington

Here's wishing you a day that's productive and beautiful!


  1. A charming woman is a busy woman.

    ~Loretta Young~

  2. Love the bee pics! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I've been busy today, picking up my newly self published book, so fun. Liked the thought about the bee being busy and the mosquito but it gets swat.

  4. AnonymousJuly 15, 2009

    Very nice pictures. That is so true about the fly and the bee. I saw a report on the TV last night about a house in the US that was covered with ladybugs. The trees and all the ground above the house. It was amazing.

  5. Thanks for always thinking of others!!

  6. AnonymousJuly 15, 2009

    We'd never heard the O'Connor quote -- it's worth remembering!

  7. Some great quotes! ...and beautiful pics.

  8. Ahhhh, yes. The ever present challenge to be not just busy, but productive.

    It's so much easier just to look like I'm doing something of lasting value. But, I have learned that to be really happy, I need to do at least one thing each week which will continue to bless Mother Earth, or someone who lives on it, after I'm gone.

    Plant a flower, teach a child a poem, write something uplifting...

    Another great post, Brenda.


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