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November magic

Today I'm going to meet an LJ friend in person. This never, ever gets old. So many friends here have become people whom I see out in the wide world too, and I love it. (Others I still know only online, but I count you as true friends, too.)

Yesterday I went to get some apples, to have some fresh fruit to offer. At the orchard, they'd moved some hives onto the loading dock, and the bees were buzzing around, glinting in the sun, and the fragrance! Sweet, sweet beeswax. It was marvelous: November, with bees and beeswax, in the sun. Momentary magic.





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wuweibaby
Nov. 19th, 2016 01:47 pm (UTC)
Mmmmmm...
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:01 am (UTC)
:-)
osprey_archer
Nov. 19th, 2016 01:57 pm (UTC)
Eeee, I hope your meeting with your friend goes well! It's always so exciting to move an online acquaintance into the physical world, either by meeting in person or simply through exchanging letters.
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:01 am (UTC)
Exchange of letters is very nice as well ^_^

It was a great meet-up! I enjoyed it tremendously!
davesmusictank
Nov. 19th, 2016 02:44 pm (UTC)
Hope the meeting goes well.
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:02 am (UTC)
It was lovely--I had an excellent time, and I hope and believe my friend (and their significant other) did too.
amaebi
Nov. 19th, 2016 02:50 pm (UTC)
Ooooooooh.

I am tempted by bees, but so struck by the sadness of hives gone silent.

Chun Woo's teacher said she would let me come watch and perhaps participate in her spring beekeeping activity. I will educate my temptation.
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:04 am (UTC)
I am tempted by bees too, but yeah, the responsibility is daunting. Maybe one day. If you follow along with Chun Woo's teacher's beekeeping, I'd love to hear about it.
myfinalusername
Nov. 19th, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
Hope everything goes well.
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:04 am (UTC)
It was lovely--thank you!
browngirl
Nov. 19th, 2016 05:52 pm (UTC)
Have a great f2f meeting! We need to do that one day. :)
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:04 am (UTC)
Yes we do ^_^
queenoftheskies
Nov. 19th, 2016 06:14 pm (UTC)
The last company I worked for owned an orange grove in middle California. Every year, a beekeeper would pay them to allow him to place hives in the grove so they could gather pollen.

It was, of course, also good for the grove since the bees would cross-pollinate, which citrus trees need to produce fruit.

Hope you have a fun time today!
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:05 am (UTC)
Oh yes, that was definitely a win-win! Orange blossom honey is lovely, and the orchards definitely want the bees to do pollination.
xjenavivex
Nov. 19th, 2016 06:35 pm (UTC)

Have a great time

asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:05 am (UTC)
Thank you--it was an excellent visit.
sovay
Nov. 19th, 2016 06:36 pm (UTC)
It was marvelous: November, with bees and beeswax, in the sun. Momentary magic.

You caught the light, too. That's wonderful.
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:06 am (UTC)
It was so beautiful. The very-warm, rich fragrance. All those tiny bodies in motion!
lizziebelle
Nov. 19th, 2016 07:04 pm (UTC)
I have several in-person friends I first met on LJ. One of these days, we need to meet! We're still not all that far apart. :)
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:06 am (UTC)
Yes indeed!
sartorias
Nov. 19th, 2016 08:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, how lovely!
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:14 am (UTC)
right? so small and so beautiful
mnfaure
Nov. 19th, 2016 09:49 pm (UTC)
A good moment leading to just such another, I hope. *hugs*
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:28 am (UTC)
Very much so ^_^
blairmacg
Nov. 20th, 2016 12:10 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing beauty.
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:29 am (UTC)
Very much my pleasure--everyone can use more (nonstinging) bees in their lives.
heliopausa
Nov. 20th, 2016 07:23 am (UTC)
:)
I thought it was beautiful that Sharmila's first food was a drop of honey. Out of the sweet comes forth strength.
asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:41 pm (UTC)
Honey is a very special ... food, liquor, magical creation.
puddleshark
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:29 pm (UTC)
Bees! Beeeez in sunlight!

Magical. I love that picture.

I passed some hives on the heath earlier, but they are silent now.

asakiyume
Nov. 20th, 2016 03:42 pm (UTC)
All the bees must be tucked in for the winter. Sweet dreams, bees!
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