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A short, personal observation on a bumblebee

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    What a clever way to tell a story!

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Up in the_sky

  1. 1. Up In The Sky by Dave Barr
  2. 2. Look... Up in the sky!
  3. 3. Is it a bird...? Is it a tiny guided missile?
  4. 4. It's whizzing around the high lilac blossoms, and divebombing the honeysuckle.
  5. 5. No, it's... it's... (It just slowed for a minute).
  6. 6. It's a bumblebee... flying high. Well I never.
  7. 7. Bumblebees bumble, don't they? I always thought they did.
  8. 8. I've watched them a hundred times - a big, fat bumblebee, bumbling from flower to flower.
  9. 9. The bumblebees I have known are slow, deliberate and close to the ground.
  10. 10. They seem to have all the time in the world to guzzle nectar.
  11. 11. Sometimes a bumblebee seems to lose track of time, and stays out all night.
  12. 12. I've seen them early in the morning, all dewy and sleeping in a flower.
  13. 13. So why the haste now? I didn't even know a bumblebee could fly this fast.
  14. 14. It's early Spring now, that time of year when bumblebee queens are nest hunting.
  15. 15. So this rocket-bee is a queen. And she's on a mission.
  16. 16. She needs all the nectar she can get. It's her rocket fuel.
  17. 17. Maybe she's just checking out the major filling stations in the vicinity.
  18. 18. The pollen, nature's wonder food, will come later, when she's rearing brood.
  19. 19. Buzz on, rocket-bee. I hope you find everything you are looking for.
  20. 20. The End Copyright © 2010

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