Monday, May 18, 2009

Buzzy, Buzzy Bee

It was a beautiful, sunny weekend! We jam packed every spare minute (barring the 2 hour nap the ENTIRE family took on Saturday. That was lovely!) with work in the garden, meals outside, running (for mama) and bikes (for Big D). Even ended the weekend with a movie with hubby. As I quieted my mind for sleeping last night, I read this poem and thought I'd share with you:

What is this life if, full of care, 
We have not time to stand and stare?

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have not time to stand and stare.
W.H. Davies

This sweet little green frog was discovered by Big D and daddy and delayed lawn mowing by quite some bit. Both children were entranced and it was with considerable effort that they left off manhandling him and let daddy deposit him safely under a bush . . . I know that I promised "lessons learned" and such from my week of vacation. Hmm. I'd be happy if I could learn just one and learn it well. To take time "to stand and stare." To see things with my children's wonder and not rush, rush, rush like a worker bee from flower to flower, never truly seeing or experiencing them. 


Anonymous said...

What colour!

Georgia B. said...

WOW. i'm blown away by that frog shot. so good!