Sea Mist


About three rows of trees down from my front garden, the mist is rolling in from the English Channel. This image is taken from my studio window.


Meanwhile outside, in my back garden, the sun is beaming down!

How I adore this exuberance. I swear it comes from not weeding, evah!


I counted at least eight different kind of bees…there are white faced bees, there are bees with a very long snout, like shrews. There are furry black bees with a bright orange backside. There are indigenous black honey bees and also the normal golden honey bee. There are black and white bumble bees and tiny black bumble bees. There are yellow, black and white bumble bees. Plus a few bee-looking characters that I think are actually flies in disguise. They hover like helicopters and seem to chase the other bees.
Anyway. I’m loved up by all this, and could sit here telling the bees for hours.
But, I must back to the studio. And the infernal cockatiels! Man!
Meanwhile I luxuriate in the knowledge that others have this daft love for bees and flowers, too…


About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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2 Responses to Sea Mist

  1. rthepotter says:

    Lucky with the bees – I’ve only seen a few so far, and only one today – and he/she was looking sluggish and chilly.


  2. Anna says:

    I sometimes have to give a chilly bee a little bit of honey in order to perk it up…They love lungworth (pulminaria) because it starts to flower very early on and it is a great safety net for early bees.


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