A Honeybee in Snow

Yesterday, on my afternoon walk around the pond, I found this sweet girl in the snow. Perhaps the warm day lured her too far from the hive and when the weather chilled, she couldn't make it back. Or perhaps she felt her end was near and ventured from her sister bees into the white abyss with a sense of final purpose. Whatever the story, I hope her end was quick. She was a lovely creature.


Julia said...

Oh, what a melancholy and sweet post--and a really beautiful photo.

Gerry Gomez Pearlberg said...

Thanks, Julia. It's always a bit startling, on these days when the ground is unmitigated white, to come upon a fallen bee. But it suggests, at least, that there's still some life in the hives for now. With luck, they'll make it to spring.