Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The bees knees

I have missed taking pictures and writing my blog. It's cumbersome typing, but I'm getting the hang of it. For those who don't know, I cut my hand Saturday morning while washing a glass. I'll keep this short because I don't want to overdo it, after a long day at work.
Today, after I got home, I picked up the camera and held it in my hand. I thought to myself that I can do this. I put the camera strap over my head and carried it around a bit. I turned it on and it felt ok in my hand. George saw me doing all this and barked, "Let's head outside!"
So out we went for a leisurely stroll around the perimeter of our property here and I took pictures until my hand began to feel sore.

Thanks to all of you for your show of support for me and this blog. I am often astounded at how encouraging you can all be and I want you to know how much you mean to me.
I'm still posting daily on the Picture A Day Blog, so try to stop by. And click on these pictures to view larger.

As an aside, does anyone remember the saying "the bees knees"? It means "the highest quality". My mother said it now and again when I was a child and I found out it was coined around the 1920's. According to Wikipedia, one of my favorite sources for information, in the 1920's it was fashionable to devise nonsense terms for excellence - 'the snake's hips', 'the kipper's knickers", 'the cat's pyjamas', 'the sardine's whiskers' etc. Of these, the bee's knees and the cat's pyjamas are the only ones that have stood the test of time.

It's how I feel about you. You are excellent.

Just so you know, ok?

Until tomorrow, my friends.

20 comments:

tj said...

...Oh Kate, you are the cat's meow I'm tellin' ya... ;o) Love the photos of the bee - I love bees. So glad to hear you're back with the camera too!

...And George actually barks "lets head outside"? I knew there was something extra special about that dog! lol... :o)

...And when you said this: "You are excellent."...Same back atcha' girl... ;o)

...Blessings...

Mary said...

Kate,
Do sardines really have whiskers?

Sorry, I got a little sidetracked there. You know that you are the bee's knees, the cat's pajamas and yes, even the sardine's whiskers all rolled into one! I'm so glad you are starting to mend. Walks with George are probably pretty good medicine. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Adventure girl wanna be said...

I never cease to be amazed at your delightful and amazing pics! Thanks for sharing with us!

Suzette said...

You can't keep a good girl down. You'll be back incessantly clicking away before you know it.

I hope each new day brings a bit more improvement.

Jeannelle said...

Glad to see you can handle the camera again! I've never heard of the "bees knees" saying.....only the "cat's meow". May your hand continue to heal quickly!

TSannie said...

I am the proud recipient of a small dose of poison ivy. Tomorrow, off the the jewel weed by the side of the driveway. Do I harvest the leaves, the joint?? Gotta hurry - only found the first "cluster 2 days ago and now have two more on my arm and one on my leg. I am not happy about this.

Glad the finger, photography, etc. is getting back to normal, Kate!

Hilary said...

So glad you're on the mend. You'd be lost without that camera!

BouBou's said...

Beautiful! I love bee pictures. Especially a good view of their faces. :-D

A.

Girl said...

How cool! I don't think I've seen a bees face that close!

Living on the Spit said...

Now the kids today say things like, "that's dope" or "phat" LOL...how times change. I have found in life when our higher power wants us to slow down and really look at life he has a way of making that happen for us. I am sorry you cut yourself and hope you heal fast. You are a much loved member of the blogging world and your photography IS absolutely stunning. Sending health and love your way!

Deb said...

I love your blog which I found through my friend's blog. I remember the saying but for some reason, my mind went immediately to the book "The Secret Life of Bees". I think I have my post for the day!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Fun post... great pictures! Glad to see you and George are walking things out :D good therapy dog you have there!
HUGSSSSS Laura

~Jess said...

Great pictures! Glad your hand is doing a bit better: Hopefully it continues to heal quickly!

Jo said...

I can't stop staring into that bee's eyes. How in goodness did you get that wonderful picture???

Glad to see your hand is feeling better ... honey. :-)

Shimmy Mom said...

I know "the bees knees" I think that my grandmother used to say it. I'm just glad to hear that you are feeling a little bit better. Keep recovering.
*hugs*

Mental P Mama said...

...Hope you are feeling better.

noble pig said...

You are always so positive, feel better.

noble pig said...

You are always so positive, feel better.

Egghead said...

I am sorry about your hand. It looks like you are slowly getting better. Love the bee photos and that quote "the bees knees". I can hear my mother saying that in my little wee head.

womaninawindow said...

OK, just how close were you to that bee? Eeks!