Tuesday, June 7, 2011


“"That buzzing-noise means something.
 If there's a buzzing noise, somebody's
making a buzzing-noise, and the
 only reason for making a buzzing-
noise that I know of is because you're a bee. ....
And the only reason for being a bee

 that I know of is making honey.....
And the only reason for making honey

is so as I can eat it." So he began
 to climb the tree.”


~Tracey, from Hansen Hootenanny
did a wonderful post on 
rose petal infused honey
and as soon as I saw it I
knew it was something I
wanted to do too.

~ I watched and listened to
 the bees collecting pollen
 and flying back to the hive.

~ I watered, smelled and
watched the roses bloom,
collecting petals.

~ I strained freshly harvested
 honey from the comb one
 drip at a time.

~ I packed the jar tight with
 the honey and petals and
 I've waited....and waited.

I opened the jar today
and smelled the sweet
smell of roses and honey~
a blend that made me
almost drool...and as soon
as my Crazy Sexy Diet is
complete I'm having  a spoon
full !


  1. Ooh that sounds nice - honey and roses mmm. You take the most beautiful photos.

  2. That sounds.... mmmmm... divine! Now if only I had roses and fresh honey.. (:

  3. That does look super delicious! We had in our local paper today a story about a swarm of bees on a dog statue. The beekeeper expert said they probably broke away from a too large hive. I thought of the potential honey.

  4. Cool-you'll have to post and let us know if you like it.....I've never heard of eating roses and honey.

  5. Your pictures are so good as always!! Putting honey and roses together sounds interesting....


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  6. I am so excited to see your sock!!!


  7. that sounds delish tracey! my fave is lavender honey but i bet this would be a close rival :)

  8. You have bees? I think I missed that. Very poetic, the way you described the process. That's how life should be lived. Attentive. Taking the time to appreciate each step of the process. Capturing these visual images in our mind with the detail of Tracey's camera lens... :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  9. Wow, that sounds amazing. I stay away from the bees, they give me the shivers. Honey and roses, that sounds wonderful.

  10. Oh that does sound divine!! Wish I could get a whiff and a taste!!

  11. Oh wow, this sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing I may have to make some myself. What better than wonderful honey with the scent and taste of beautiful roses!
    I love bees so much.
    Much love.

  12. I would love a recipe for tomato sauce:)

  13. Beautiful pictures! Rose honey sounds fabulous, and I can imagine the sweet smell! Be sure to tell us when you taste it-I am curious!

  14. everything about this post is lovely.

  15. A winning combination! I wish, I wish, I wish I had a hive!

  16. That does look super delicious! ...the pictures are superb too!

  17. Dear me, I posted yesterday, but must not have proven my human-ness for posting privileges. Anyway, I was marveling at you and your garden (although I'm beginning to suspect that it's more of a farm) and bees! How beautiful it must be to watch honey drip from the comb. You are so wonderfully disciplined...I would have stuck my whole face into it - Pooh style - diet or no diet :-)

  18. That sounds so delicious! Waiting is going to be tough, but it will also make it taste even better! :)

  19. You describe this so vividly that I can almost smell the honey here. I bet it's wonderful! Hope you can sample it soon.