Friday, April 17, 2009

SWF & The Bee Whisperer

Missouri Sky
I'm visiting my sis and forgot my photo cable, 
so have borrowed a photo from my brother Bill for this Sky Watch Friday
The above photo of Dodgie was taken several years ago in our parent's MO garden. 

My Dodgie (aka nephew/godson) has a strong affinity toward all creatures belonging to the bug world. Bees buzz around him and never sting him. Butterflies land on him with a regularity not known to most anyone. He captures his bug friends regularly, but is always careful to never hurt them and also lets them go when he's through observing them. I also know this is the reason why he can't abide anyone fishing with worms whenever he visits his grandparents and their MO pond or my family and our CT pond. (Hmmm...possibly his love of bugs came from his dad who, when he was Dodgie's age, had two pet houseflies named (appropriately) Smith & Jones. Bill wouldn't allow any flies to be murdered in our home as all the flies were either Smith or Jones. However, kill them we did when he wasn't looking!)
 
Listen to Dodgie for just a while. 
His bug knowledge will simply astound you! 

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xoabb
expect anything!

20 comments:

  1. That photo is amazing!

    I had to laugh though because if that had been my kids I'd have one standing still as Dodgie is (my youngest). But then the next photo would be devoid of any human body......as my oldest is completely terrified of bugs (even ladybugs and butterflies)!

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  2. That's a great story and a great photo!

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  3. How wonderful that he is finding a love for nature at such a young age! He's our hope for protecting it in the next generations! Of course our generation has to make sure we leave some for him to love. that's a great photo and love the story....hmmmm...pet flies??

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  4. Nice story and great borrowed photo!

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  5. If that many bees had been around David, I would have been no where near a camera! Great shot!

    Sweet little nature boy :)

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  6. Uh oh, I hope Bill doesnt read this post, I am betting he thinks Smith and Jones are still flitting about

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  7. gorgeous photograph and I love the sweet story about your grandson

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  8. Great to read about a youngster with such strong ties to nature.

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  9. Awesome photo and fun hearing about your dodgie! Happy SWF

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  10. he would have loved the two little babby snakes I caught yesterday and put out into the woods... adorable pic!

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  11. That most definitely is Dodgie...what a luv.

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  12. Great story to go along with a wonderful picture!

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  13. Great photo and terrific post. I enjoyed reading about Dodgie and about Smith & Jones.

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  14. As freaked out as I get around bugs, I seem to have long ago made peace with the bees, who pollenate my summer garden.

    Great picture & sweet story! Hope you're having fun...

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  15. What a truly beautiful story... a good read and the photo is amazing!

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  16. Oh my--reminds me of my Sarah. She won't kill a spider to this day. Captures them and takes them outside.

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  17. This is beautiful--both the picture (stunning, really) and the commentary.

    I'm tender-hearted to most of God's creatures, but the flies are going too far! =)

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  18. Two of my grandsons are like that and one of my g-daughters exudes such inner peace that animals are not only at ease in her presence, but sometimes follow her home.Bees and I get on well in the garden, we each go about our business and happily share the same space.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a thought. It's appreciated! xoabb