Friday, December 10, 2010

the beauty in work


There's magic and beauty in the hard work of bees -- toiling away in their weathered hives to create their sweet honey.  Even in the frozen days of early winter they labor away, slowed by the cold but steadfast.

And there's beauty and magic in the hard work of forging iron -- the roaring furnace, the red-hot metal, and the generous act of passing on this age-old art to the next generation.

Please visit Muchadesign's photostream to see more wonderful diptych's and triptychs like the photo below -- it was so hard to choose just one!

Until next time.

--lucy (who's almost finished her 365 project!)

homeschooling
homeschooling by muchadesign

11 comments:

shannon m. said...

Gorgeous photos, Lucy! Love those colors.
Honored to be a part of MM today! Thank you.

maureen said...

These are so much fun. I love the beautiful colors of the boxes in your shot and the warm tones in muchadesign's.

Kirstin Mckee said...

Those are such beautiful boxes, Lucy. And that homeschooling looks so interesting.

{Amy} said...

man those boxes are cool. love those!

Cara Lopez Lee said...

Lovely photos, lovely thoughts. I'm reminded that some cultures don't differentiate between work and play, they just see it all as the necessary activity that makes a life. I love bees, who always seem to be working, but never seem to be in a hurry. We have a bee hive in the maple tree in front of our house. I hope the bees are back next year. Until then, I wonder where they're hibernating - inside that hive or elsewhere?

urban muser said...

these are both such great images. work never looked so fun and colorful!

And Miles To Go... said...

wow, both really great images! It takes me back in remembrance to a time past when both of these activities were everyday occurrences. Beautifully captured, both of them.

shona cole said...

I like that Dad is involved in schooling too :) All around great way to educate.

I love the cool, in terms of temperature, colors of the bee houses

Tammy Lee said...

Great photos ladies. Both of these remind me of growing up on our small farm in CT.

Jen said...

the ones you have chosen are so unique and special, totally outside of the box!

blue elephant photography said...

awesome photos! and yay for your 365 project that is almost done =)

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