To stand alone in a field in England and listen to the morning chorus of the birds is to remember why life is precious. John Lewis-Stempel
Friday, May 22, 2020
Friday 22nd May
Serendipity; the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. or.....
The faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for.
I used that word the other day on Y/P blog and thought about it. 'Dipping into serenity' was my first thought, a clever use of a word, but it was Horace Walpole, in 1754 who first used it and wrote it down.
old photo of foxglove
So what was my serendipitous moment yesterday. Well there I was reading about the mating of carder bees, when Brigit Howard put a little video of the act in progress, single bees, like the carder bees, are different in their approach to sex. Has it never occurred to anyone though, that the queen bee is the residential head of the household, the male bee is very inferior and normally dies after mating, how did that switching of power happen I wonder?
Sometimes I love the shape of leaves better than the flowers
When I took my mug of tea into the garden in the evening, there were several honeybees on the perennial geraniums and a white tailed bumble bee in the bush my day was complete.
Just been shopping at 7 o clock, joy of joys, my weekly outing, along with Lucy who just likes to ride in the car. A grey horse and rider went past the gate and we greeted each other - life is so exciting ;). I have taken to do my weekly shop in the small Co-op in Kirkby, it is easier they have all that I need, and the shelves are already beginning to fill up, could it be that the panic is over? Toilet rolls on the shelves, read an interesting article on bidets yesterday, not something cultivated in Britain but I will not digress into the subject some might find it distasteful but they do save an awful lot of tree lives.