Scarlet Fever!

Hide n’ seek!

On my way to take a picture of a flower, in my daughter’s rock garden, I caught Scarlet Fever!  It’s not the dreaded fever; but the kind of over-the-top fascination with something. The bees started it.

You see, all summer I have been chasing those fuzzy winged critters! Just when I had peace that it was as good as it was going to get… Scarlet Fever struck!

I have never seen so many bees in one spot before.  Except you know where… I have no interest in a close-up of a beehive.  The only honey I want is the kind with no hummers in sight.

But it wasn’t just the abundance of bees that amazed me: They were so completely transfixed!

They only had eyes for the scarlet runner bean flowers; and they didn’t even budge when I came up really close…so close that I stuck my camera lens into their busy little faces.

They just didn’t care.  Wow!  Usually they get all moody and storm off. Kinda reminds me of a particular age group – but I don’t want to digress into gossip…

But it wasn’t just their tolerance of me that left me stupefied.  They were not in a hurry.  I am not sure if it is because scarlet runner bean flowers are extra work or extra good?

Oh, that I would always dig into God’s word with such passion and attentiveness! Hunger prevailed, and I tore myself away to enjoy a feast of red rice, that my husband prepared for lunch.  Mom was right –  an eleven is a ten that can cook!

Ironically, the wrapping paper that covered a family Bible, Ian gave me on our honeymoon, had the following verse on it:  Taste and see that the Lord is good… Psalm 34:8a  I’m thinking that those feverish bees agree! I do.  God is good!

Recovering from Scarlet Fever,

~ Wendy