Monday, February 15, 2010

Dancing Into Monday



{photo: r. wood}


did you know that honeybees 


communicate with one another


by dancing?


When a new flower meadow is found far away from the hive,  the scout bee performs a waggle dance. During the waggle dance, the scout runs in a straight line while waggling her abdomen, and then returns to the starting point by running in a curve to the left or right of the line. 


The straight line indicates the direction of the food in relation to the sun. If the scout runs straight up the hive wall, then the worker bees can find the food by flying toward the sun. If she runs straight down the wall, then the worker bees can find the food by flying away from the sun
{howstuffworks.com}


I hope and pray my life dance points others to the flowers...


"and that I sing with the birds


and listen to their secrets of the world"


that instead of complaining,


I waggle.


{Gee, a girl can learn a lot from a little bee}

9 comments:

Paul said...

And if you stand in the flight path of the bee to the hive, the little chap will strike your chest, walk up to your shoulder, and then proceed on his way to his destination.
I had the joy of doing this very thing some years ago, whilst advised by a bee keeper.

Paul said...

Zee Avi's voice is audible honey - most appropriate for Valentine's Day.

patty said...

i so-so SO love this! i don't even know how you came up with it, but i love it... awesome photo, too!

here's to waggling! :)

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I am always so inspired by your wisdom!

traci said...

i love this post. thanks so much for sharing. i am really enjoying looking through your blog. i will be back often!

traci said...

i love this post. thanks so much for sharing. i am really enjoying looking through your blog. i will be back often!

Diane said...

This was na breath of fresh air and a moment of joy!
Thank you

Jamie said...

Again, wonderful post--the writing, the thoughts, the MUSIC!

Tracey said...

Yes, those bees really are important...not a bad idea to take a few cues from them :)

Cute post!

:) T

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