It was a muggy mid-morning after a heavy rain.
The pond flooded the low points of the walking trail
and distorted the park’s normal appearance
with a surface of mottled green and brown,
duck weed and disturbed silt.
The bumble bees busied themselves among
the yellow flowers, taxiing pollen from
bloom to bloom.
Camera cradled in my hands,
I followed their irregular paths
and explored the surroundings with them.
Gently and quietly,
the bumble bees tended to their garden
undisturbed by my observation.
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