I've been seeing a lot of bees on other peoples blogs lately. This sleeping bee, is it drunk from the scent of the ginger lily? Cold from the the chilly October night before? I could have reached in there and petted him if I'd liked. Seeing them brings to mind the song Sleepin' Bee from the musical House of Flowers.
When a bee lies sleepin'
in the palm of your hand
and deep in love's
long looked after land....
Hard to imagine that Truman Capote wrote a musical, but in fact he did and Dianne Carol and Pearl Bailey performed it on Broadway- that would have been one heck of a show! My father had the album and we enjoyed listening to it together many moons ago.