Impossible Bees or The Back Story

Just in case you weren’t familiar with the reference in this week’s post and title, “But what if you fly?” here is the entire poem by Erin Hanson.

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Did you know that these photos of bumble bees in flight were “impossible?”

Barb Briggs, the photographer, described the craziness of the hours spent trying to photograph the bees in flight.

In fact, someone . . . suggested I stop trying, that bees were too small to photograph successfully with my equipment. But I didn’t take the advice, and so glad I didn’t.”

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Barb searched for ways to carry out God’s plan instead of looking for excuses as to why it couldn’t be done.

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”   Mark 10:27   NIV

Posted on September 20, 2015, in Devotional and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Hi Connie, I like the blog changes and addition of your picture, very nice! Thanks for sharing Erin’s poem and Barb’s photos…amazing!

  2. Nice picture, but it made me reach for my Epipen…I’m very allergic!

    There are days for me where doing anything seems impossible. I try to break the task at hand into small steps, with the promise to myself that if I do just this one more thing, I can quit after that if I have to.

    Sometimes, doing this, the impossible can become possible. It can be an ugly process, but it gets done.

    • I keep my epi-pen close, too, in case of bee or wasp stings, Andrew. That’s one of the reasons I’m so blessed to have a friend who takes wonderful photos.
      One of the best bits of advice I ever received was this: just because something is difficult, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible.” It sounds like you’ve already figured this out.
      and come up with a workable way to accomplish your “impossibles.”

  3. Beautiful. Encouraging. Uplifting. Thank you.

  4. I love the story of not giving in to negativity and diligently working toward getting the pictures taken. Very inspiring.

    • Thanks, Judy! I can see from your blog that you’re a person who turns away from saying “impossible” and looks at how something can be done (with God’s help, of course). Barb was certainly a good example of this attitude.

  5. YOU continue to put out to others what Jesus puts in you!!! I like your dedication….I think I’ll be dedicated for another day!!! friend keith

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