I Tried, But The Joyful Bee Would Not Cooperate

“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds.  A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”

~ William James

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If there’s one lesson that life has taught me, don’t take yourself too seriously.  For instance, when you grab your camera and go out into your front yard to take a photo of the cute flag thingie that hangs from the tree, and the wind keeps blowing the cute flag thingie the wrong way, you do not get upset.

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Instead, you do your best to take a photo that captures the cute flag thingie in action.  Giving it a whirl, so to speak.  That is what you do.

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And then if after about 40 pics of the cute flag thingie your photo shoot has not gone as planned, you find a way to turn your experience into a charming life lesson blog post.

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Happy May Everyone.  We made it through April.  I do believe that it’s time to be joyful & twirl in the breeze.  Care to join me?

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Ally Bean

Observant. Creative. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Midwestern by chance. Kindhearted most days.

8 thoughts on “I Tried, But The Joyful Bee Would Not Cooperate”

  1. I’m twirling! If you change out flag thingie and insert cat, that would be my day yesterday. I tried to get photos of my cats. After 100 pictures of rear ends, ears, paws and distorted noses, I think I got 3 that I can use. The flip side is I can do a post about cat parts. I would have tons of pictures to illustrate that! Happy May! It’s been a long time coming!

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    1. kate, I bet that cats are worse to photograph than my flag thingie! What a fun post you can write with the results of your photo shoot. And I agree, this year May has been a very long time in coming.

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    1. Andra, some years we skip Spring here, too. But this year the season seems extra pretty, so I wanted to photograph it with my flag thingie as the focal point of the garden beauty. That didn’t work. Obviously.

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  2. Very nice!! Your beautiful twirling thing reminds me of my tulips; they kept blowing in the breeze when I was trying to photograph them–making me feel like an even worse photographer. It doesn’t take much!

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    1. Margaret, I’d forgotten about how tricky it can be to photograph a tulip in a Spring breeze. I used to try to do that, too. But now that the squirrels have eaten all of our tulip bulbs, there are no more tulips to see around here.

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  3. Happy May, Bean. Beautiful pictures and great advice. More folks should chill out, be more patient, enjoy nature, and get over themselves.

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    1. Zen-Den, yes to all that you said. That last part especially.

      [And might I continue this train of thought and add that people also need to engage in authentic, transparent conversations. Rather the subtext of my week, eh?]

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