A to Z Blog Challenge 2015 – Bees, Butterflies and Birds

This year I decided to make a flower garden to woo bees and butterflies to join the birds that visit for their daily rations.

Captured A Bird Feeding

Captured A Bird Feeding

Bees are disappearing. That means honey can become scarce or non-existent. I use honey most of the time in my recipes, tea and coffee. So quite naturally I want to do what I can to keep Bees in business short of having beehives.

Butterflies are a wonder to me. I think, how can something that looks like a relative to a worm transform into an amazingly beautiful specimen. Those beautiful, colorful specimens need to take their place in my garden.

I also want to get some different birds other than the regulars to come. Most of the birds are brown ones. Blue, Yellow and Red ones would be a great additions. Let’s not forget Hummingbirds. They are amazing to look at as they flutter in mid-air as they sip on the juice I custom make for them.

The birds that come to my yard now no longer fly away when I go out to my patio to take pictures of them. I’m waiting to take a picture of a Hummingbird in mid-air.

Neighbors Bird

My neighbors have this beautiful  bird that sits on a perch on their patio. I snapped a few pictures of him while taking pictures of the one’s in my yard.

Once I get the garden growing and all the critters that I’ve invited start coming, I’ll be a happy camper when I’m sitting in the yard photographing and enjoying them.

Honey Bee Brigade

Buzzing around me swarm Honey Bees

What is happening I looked to see

An army of bees had formed around me

When they got my attention

Away they did fly

Pausing to look back

To see if I was close by

Circled around me once again

Formed like an arrow

Pointing the way

Submitting to directions

An adventure we pursued

Where are we going

I wanted to say

Instead faith arose

With power and strength

To follow the army God sent

Getting me to my destination

Skillfully guiding all the way

Thanks to the Honey Bee Brigade