Saturday, March 27, 2010

She's A Queen, With A Chipped Wing




Creatures
We marvel
While there by our side..
Is our delight,

Or watch them gather
In the wild
Barely conscious of their flight


Just like the lilies
They don't spin ..
No, never driven to introspection
So simple
&
Sublime


With no regard
To how they'll generate
Cause they don't labor
&
They don't spin..
They just manifest devine~



31 comments:

Matty said...

The combination of the beautiful pictures and your prose make a wonderful story.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..thank you Matty!

Regina said...

Wow the queen is really quite big. I've never seen one yet.
Truly marvelous!
Amazing captures and words dear friend.

xo

Amin said...

Very beautiful photos.The bee on the flower is very interesting for me ,because I have not seen so like yellow bee before.

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful images and words. Blue iris are my mum's favourite flowers.

doro said...

Aaaaaaa! A first one is absolutelly delicious creature ;D!!!!

Amin said...

The new header is very interesting.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi you guys, thanks..they are also known as wood bees too and ya, they are pretty big huh! She seldom comes out..maybe only twice a year. Jenny, they are really drawn to these Irises..I can see why they are your mums favorite!

JM said...

Awesome pics! The first shot is truly amazing, it looks like the Queen is imitating a hummingbird! :-)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thank you Amin..and the header is a fern forest.
JM..glad you enjoyed these..I think the same thing too-

The Write Girl said...

Beautiful words...I have never seen this kind of bee before. What a unique insect. I'm so amazed out how tropical and breathtaking everything in Hawaii is.

Carol said...

Very nice pictures. I love the bee in the first one.

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Joyful said...

Fantastic shot of the Queen bee doing her thing. How did you get so close?

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks Katina, greetings Carol and Joyful-glad you stopped by. I've posted the equally big black ones (king), as they are out mostly all the time. The queen wasn't bothered with me at all..but you could say I'm a little obsessive,(so I get as close as I can) ha-

Johnny Nutcase said...

great series, that first action shot is so neat! beautiful flower and bee too!

Dharma Shots said...

Oh, these are marvelous photos...I love the flowers and the queen too. Is it an iris? btw, thanks for the visit.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Aloha Johnny and Dharma! I appreciate your visit and thoughts..and yes, those are Iris. Have a great evening, Regina-

Evelyn Howard said...

Really good capture. Beautiful blooms, beautiful bee.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thank you for checking this out Evelyn!

Titania said...

Hi Regina M; It is a special, inspiring world when I stop at your place, look at your divine pictures and read your lovely words to go along. Thanks for today and have a great week.

Denise said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful!!!!

Vaggelis said...

Ohhhhhh!!!!!!! This is magnificent. Great - great captures!!!!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I'm grateful for your sweet comments Amin-
Wow..I really appreciate your visits Titania- hope you have a wonderful week as well!!thank you for brightening my day-!
Hi Denise..thanks! Honestly, I still can't get over those poodles!!
Vaggelis, those images you shoot are of another world entirely- fabulous..Thank you-

Amin said...

Good evening! The gobblers are not main in my blog.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Ahh- that may be true..but what about those snails? One can hardly erase a whole series from their mind..can they (lol)

Amin said...

If You mean the photo on my blog about snails,I did that photo at the plant where I work.

Amin said...

The first photo ------the bee is flying on air-----------is very perfect.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh, I see..the poor bush needs to be rescued huh, ha.
Well, I think I need new material to shoot. I'll be by to visit shortly- thanks

Amin said...

It is very hard to get so like perfect pictures which YOU photographed.Very beautiful .

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi there..well I appreciate that. I always have in the back of my mind- there must be some kind of purpose or meaning behind it all? Of course this has to be contingent on lighting, focus, and my silly macro? Oh..I take a lot too, because I know I'll be tossing many of them out. Does that make sense? I saw a big fat snail on my bromeliad yesterday? ha

Spiderdama said...

Just great shot!:-)

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