The swarming season is drawing to an end. We caught one final swarm this week – making it a total of five. Two of the swarms decided to move on within days of being put into their new home. I have often found this happening when there are several really hot days after the swarm has been moved. It is only natural, I suppose. We have enough colonies, anyway.
As June draws to a close, the June gap has taken away the youthfulness of Spring and the seasons are drawing breath before the garden once again flourishes with July and August colours. I can’t wait for the purple firework displays of the buddleia to come out!
I was moved this week by a fascinating insight into Rabindranath Tagore’s “Relevance for the Future of Spirituality and of Humanity” by Deepak Chopra given a few years back at the Tagore Festival. It is well worth watching: I have not come across Tagore’s work before – but Chopra kept referring to a book of poems of his called Gianjali which I downloaded (for free) from an amazing website called The Spiritual Bee.
Here is part 89 of the collection. It really struck a chord for me. I hope you enjoy it too!
“No more noisy, loud words from me ⎯ such is my master’s will. Henceforth I deal in whispers. The speech of my heart will be carried on in murmurings of a song. Men hasten to the King’s market. All the buyers and sellers are there. But I have my untimely leave in the middle of the day, in the thick of work.
Let then the flowers come out in my garden, though it is not their time and let the midday bees strike up their lazy hum. Full many an hour have I spent in the strife of the good and the evil, but now it is the pleasure of my playmate of the empty days to draw my heart on to him; and I know not why is this sudden call to what useless inconsequence!”