bee happy

The hydrangeas in the front yard are in full bloom now, the weight of the flowers causing the stems to bow and reach toward the ground for relief. I was thinking about change earlier today, it’s in the air here in Michigan. The days are growing shorter and last night autumn tiptoed by me as I sat out on the deck reading, the cool night breeze chasing me inside for a sweater. The older I get, the more I believe that the most important trait survivors have in common is the ability to adapt and change. We all have expectations—for our relationships, for our careers and financial well-being, for our health and the health of our loved ones. But life doesn’t necessarily meet our expectations. As a matter of fact, you can be damn sure it won’t meet all of them! So that leaves us with a choice, become bitter and sad and live in a perpetual state of disappointment and unease, or surrender and change your expectations. It’s not easy, and you don’t get there by just saying you want to, it takes time and maybe even a few passing years. But you can get there. Change is good, you may have to bend a little to embrace it, but that’s okay, you won’t break.

“The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.”  ~Japanese Proverb

7 thoughts on “bee happy

  1. Beautiful hydrangea!
    Here in Japan, The time of hydrangea was over in July.
    Thank you for visiting Green Tomate.

  2. Both Bee and Flower make such a pleasing shot! Yes, Change. I have learned not to dig my heals in too much. It happens whether I want it to or not!

  3. your swallowtail is spectacular! love your pool time photos and your grand baby is a doll. the jellow jacket is a great shot, but i am afraid of all stinging bugs.

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