The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. Matsuo Basho

Photo John Baumann
bee on blue flower

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  1. me says:


    Beautiful quote.

  2. Jesse says:

    Who in the world is Matsuo Basho? Yes that is quite a pic, unfortunately however, I am afraid of bees and I suppose I am afraid of flowers if I hear bees around those flowers 🙂

    • Sandy says:

      Matsuo Bashō (松尾 芭蕉?, 1644 – November 28, 1694), born Matsuo Kinsaku (松尾 金作?), then Matsuo Chūemon Munefusa (松尾 忠右衛門 宗房?),[2][3] was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as the greatest master of haiku (at the time called hokku)[according to whom?]. His poetry is internationally renowned, and in Japan many of his poems are reproduced on monuments and traditional sites. Although Bashō is justifiably famous in the west for his hokku, he himself believed his best work lay in leading and participating in renku. He is quoted as saying, “Many of my followers can write hokku as well as I can. Where I show who I really am is in linking haikai verses.”[4]
      Source: wikipedia

  3. me says:

    Who in the world is Jesse?

  4. Jesse:
    These little hardworking guys mean you no harm – – – trust 68-year old me – – – many an encounter over the many years – – –

  5. Barb Estinson says:

    John’s picture is truly amazing.

    • Sandy says:

      I agree. He can not only get the small things but at an usual angle from most photos. I have some more with flies and bees on the flowers to use so stay tuned 🙂

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