Once again we herald in the Sun on this beloved Winter's Solstice in our northern hemisphere. This year the Solstice takes on new meaning for me. I've been mindfully observing the decline of our Squirrel Box Bees #2 as they await the return of the flowers to once again begin building their stores and colony. These little winged alchemists are like the ancients of old who anticipated the turning point of the darkest part of the year. Today we witnessed a little honey bee emerge from the hive, clean herself off, zip straight up into the distant sky, disappear over the top of the roof, then quickly zoomed back down and into the hive. Obviously not a good day to forage with so much rain.
Wishing each of you a blessed holy day as we celebrate the return of the light!
Image: Bee Prosperity by ©Greg Spalenka