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Walking around the garden one last time, as the sun was setting, I found a bumblebee clutching the first Moonflower of the season, anticipating its opening.


Motionless, he patiently waits for the flower to unfurl. 

Perhaps he can smell its sweetness.  Perhaps some special memory urges him to wait, anticipating good things to come.


Oh to have the focus, the faith, and the patience of this little one. 

What treasures might wait for us, also?



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Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

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8 responses to “Anticipation

  1. That’s like the insect world’s Candid Camera! Amazing catch.;)

  2. Focus, faith and patience – I could always use more of that! I hope she didn’t have to wait too long!

  3. That is a wonder filled photograph of the bee and your narrative – your thoughts on its anticipation are heart warming. I needed to wake up to such joy. Thanks.

  4. Ah, the nectar of divinity ~ Bumblebee wishes for a long frog’s tongue. 😉 Cool shots, E!

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