Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Little Bee........

A small bee was caught in a spider's web..........I carefully removed her and placed her on a flower.
I watched her through my camera lens......

as she removed every thread of silk from her little body. Then she flew away...........

29 comments:

Cheryl said...

Please enlarge last photograph if you would like to see her pulling the thread with her mouth.......

Liz said...

Very sweet Cheryl, it always surprises me that Spiders can catch Bees...

Welldone on freeing her from the web :)

Gail said...

My heart feels such gladness! gail

Wendy said...

Cheryl, you really have a gift! Who else would have been able to capture that little bee pulling the spider's web off her leg? That's a sight most of us will never see in our lifetimes!
Thank you for sharing. I'm sure that little bee was so grateful.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh my gosh Cheryl. What a capture! Or is that what a release.? Great photos.

beckie said...

Cheryl, I did enlarge the photo and what a treat. Such a delightful set of pictures. You see and protect even the smallest creatures in yor Sanctuary. Thanks for sharing that little drama with us. :) Have a great weekend!

Racn4acure said...

Always a good feeling to save a life, even a tiny one. Art

Racn4acure said...

I meant to add, I have a habit of rescuing earthworms that have gone into the street where they face certain death from not being able to climb over the curbs to get back to land. I always pick them up and put them back on soil when I see them.

A wildlife gardener said...

Dear Cheryl, you are a girl after my own heart...so much of what you write resonates with me.

I am so glad you have had rain this past month and that you garden is looking the better for it...and such green grass.

My hubbie does not have a passion for gardening either, and, like yours, also thinks I am obsessed about mine. He did not garden as a child, and I feel there's a lot in that, as children look to their parents for role-modelling. I have immersed our boys in the natural world...and it has rubbed off on them I am glad to say.

Although I am an artist... watercolour, silk painting, pastels, drawing...like you, my writing always changes too... I love the book you have started.

I love all your photos so much I spend time enlarging each and every one...hats off to your skill as a photographer.

The...
One Lovely blog Award...which I nominated you for is richly deserved by you for all your sharing and love.

It sits at the top right-hand corner of my blog...click on it and save it to a file and upload it on yours :)

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I'm a little envious you sill have bees this time of year... but now you better watch out because you may have mad spiders hunting you down, LOL!

NCmountainwoman said...

I know the spider has to eat, but not the bee! Thank you for letting him fly another day.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Cheryl,

What a sweet story with a happy ending--my favorite. It is a very good day when you feel like you have made a difference.

Do you get tired of hearing how amazing your photos are? I can't help but repeat it every time I visit you! What an amazing sight to see that little Bee cleaning herself!

Rose said...

I'm sure this little bee appreciated her guardian angel, Cheryl. That last picture was amazing when I enlarged it; I didn't realize spiders would eat bees.

Cheryl said...

Hi Liz.....I had a crab spider in the garden in the summer and it took a bumble. I would not have believed it had I not seen it.....

Cheryl said...

Thank you Wendy....I am grateful for your lovely comment....

Cheryl said...

Hi Art....believe me you are not alone. I have done that many times It is a pleasure to know that someone else cares.......

Cheryl said...

Dear Wildelife Gardener.....thank you for your lovely comment.

I do agree, our childhood plays such an important part in our adult years. I spent much time gardening with my father and my Gramps. Also visiting wild areas with my Dad......I learnt to understand and appreciate nature. To care and respect for the world that we live in. I have my parents to thank for that.
My husband lived with practical people....hence he is a practical man.

I feel fortunate and blessed that I see things as I do.....

Cheryl said...

Monica, you are just so funny.
I shall close my bedroom window tonight....only teasing, I like spiders and there was plenty of other food in their web, they did not need the bee......

Cheryl said...

Hi Morning Glories......tku for your very sweet comment. I do not tire of the compliment, for me, it is a joy to know that others are enjoying my photography.
I have struggled with my camera, but this last month I feel we understand each other......it has been a long time coming.

I could not leave the bee....I had to go back and take him from the web. The web was full of flies etc, so the spider would not have gone hungry......

Cheryl said...

Hi Rose.....you may remember in the summer I showed a crab spider catching a bumble bee........so yes they do take bees......

Patsi's 'Garden Endeavors' said...

You saved a bee? Only you Cheryl.
It's a good thing you did.

ShySongbird said...

Beautiful photos and a very beautiful thing you did for the bee Cheryl but how did you rescue her without being stung?

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Oh my goodness how amazing! You are a bee saver.
Sweet bee and sweet you!
Little bee will bless you forever.
I too send my blessings.
Namaste,
Sherry

Roses and Lilacs said...

That was kind of you. Of course she doesn't know, but we do.

So cold and wet here, no bees in sight. Still hoping for an Indian summer and a few warm, sunny days.
Marnie

Cheryl said...

Hi Jan.......I gently pulled the web surrounding her away. I then had her attached to my fingers via the small piece of web. I put her on the bloom and gently pulled away some of the silk but I could not remove it all. I left her to do the rest. I have done this many times, but I would not recommend it.
The spider had plenty prey in her web, she did not need the bee. I could not leave it there......

CIELO said...

Hi my dear friend... I find so much peace here in this corner of the world.... may you be blessed, may you be filled with sunshine and joy... yes, that amazing joy that only comes from our Father above....

Hugs to you and yours sweet one...

cielo

Naturegirl said...

Cheryl..such a gentle heart you have.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Cheryl,
These photos are splendid with the bee on the flowers. I love the beautiful, bold, colorful flowers. You have such a lovely garden.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What an awesome chance in a lifetime to see something like that! Cool beans! Oh, I just saw that you said you've done this before. Wow! I don't think I've ever seen a bee in a spider web. If I do, I'll try to take it out.