Wednesday Vignette – some well-earned rest

My turn isn’t quite up yet, but soon. But several friends have had massively busy weeks, that ended spectacularly well. I just met up with three of them to celebrate. After juggling far too many heavy-weight agendas for far too long, enduring short and sometimes sleepless nights – now all is relatively still, and well in their worlds. I saw this resting bumble bee, and thought of the carefree bliss of its chosen napping spot. It made me think of my kids’ early years, when they would fall asleep right where they happened to be, without a worry or a care in the world. So very different from the complexities of the adult world. I wish my friends a long, dreamy, restorative night, where protective darkness wraps around them like the sunlight does this bumble bee, and allows them to recharge. They have all earned a very good night’s sleep. As for me – a few more days, and I too will be on vacation. Wo-hoo!!! I feel like I’ve earned it too. 🙂

Resting bumble bee

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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28 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – some well-earned rest

  1. lyart says:

    I’m sure you’ve earned it. Enjoy 🙂

  2. bergstromskan says:

    Så härligt att du/ni alla ska få egen tid tillsammans. Njut och ha kul! Kramar mamma

  3. Mark and Gaz says:

    Something nice to look forward to 🙂

  4. Chloris says:

    I love your busy bee shot. Enjoy your rest.
    I have joined in this week

  5. Peter/Outlaw says:

    The adult world is more complex than that of carefree childhood. Thank goodness that most of the time, sleep is still simple. Hooray for your upcoming vacation!

  6. Yay for relaxation and vacations, hope yours is lovely. My WV is an image from my most recent getaway:

  7. rickii says:

    Happy Vacationing, you busy bee…may you flutter and hum to your heart’s content.

  8. Alan Lorence says:

    Love the photo, and wish you a refreshing break! No vacation for me for a while, but a nap sounds nice.

  9. Alison says:

    Have a wonderful vacation, Anna! I just had a night of tossing and turning, but I’m hopeful tonight will be more restful for me.

  10. Kris P says:

    Nice shot! Best wishes for a restful, energizing and fun-filled vacation! My WV features a bee too:

  11. My entry this week is from a all to brief vacation that just ended yesterday. I took this before getting on the road to head back to reality ! I hope yours is everything you wish for !

  12. Rest should never be underrated! 🙂

  13. hb says:

    Lovely, happy bee. Nothing more joyful. Have a great vacation.

  14. Patsi says:

    Woo Hoo Vacation !!!! I’m sure you’ll enjoy and I would guess you’ll bring your camera.

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