Wild Roses and a Bee

This gentle little bee's pollen baskets are about full. So busy and determined as she went from rose to rose to rose.

The careful insect 'midst his works I view,
Now from the flowers exhaust the fragrant dew,
With golden treasures load his little thighs,
And steer his distant journey through the skies.

John Gay Rural Sports, 1713

John Gay (1685-1732)
English Poet