How blest to sit in the fragrant shade,
In the hush of a summer noon,
To watch the bees at their happy task,
And listen their drowsy tune…
~Elizabeth Anne Chase Akers Allen
a straight line between two places.
Apparently Mr. Webster never actually watched a bee fly… or tried to photograph one. Straight is definitely not a word I would use to describe their flight patterns.
Charming, but fidgety little creatures, aren’t they?