May 24, 2007
Slowly he carves the smallest parts,
No tiny flow must spoil the whole.
He seeks perfection in his art
And God, perfection in his soul.
Well I have never played this game before, so forgive me if I get this wrong.
I was tagged by Lana Manis of Honeysuckle Lane, her wonderful website and well worth a visit and her blog http://honeysucklelane.blogspot.com/, always something interesting to read and beautiful pictures. The above verse could have been written for Lana.
I am to open the book nearest me to page 28 and type an excerpt from it. On my desk at the computor is "The Friendship Book" of Francis Gay, 1974. I picked this up at a junk shop. Its a sort of year journal, a thought for each day with some wonderful pictures, interesting bits about her life encounters and warming quotes. Page 28 is most appropriate as it to do with crafters and a story about a bee keeper. (had to count the pages as they are not numbered).
Thursday April 25
"I have often meant to pass on this story.
I heard it from the beekeeper himself -the late Austin Hyde, a Yorkshireman who in his day was greatly beloved. He had a genius for telling tales and a genius also for making heather honey.
Austin Hyde's bees roamed the North Yorkshire moors, and he once told me that about five miles from his hives he was driving along a familiar moorland road when a bee flew in at the window and settled on his right hand.
Had that happened to me, I should have shaken it off in no time. Not Austin Hyde! "Why, you see," he explained to me, I kind of felt it was one of my bees; and as it was nearing sundown, I rather thought it was tired of collecting nectar, so, as it had thumbed a lift, I kept on driving till I pulled up at the hives, and in a minute I was out of the car, that bee went straight to one of the hives after a hummed thank you."
A charming story, surely?
But about that bee that "thumbed a lift"?
Did it recognise Austin, do you think? Or am I just being silly?
Now I have to tag two of you.
Pipberry Prims -I love her back to basic stories.
Carole's Country Store Blog -always such beautiful pictures to see and stories to read.
Thank you Lana, I enjoyed this.
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