Seven Words

There has been a lot of rain here and no sunshine and hence no photos so I needed some inspiration. I headed for the Daily Post’s writing prompt. The first one didn’t inspire me but the second one did. The writing prompt was: “Seven Wonders.” It is said that Khalil Gibran (a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer, born in 1883) once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. So I was thinking what my seven words would be. So in no particular order –

1. Wonder – We need to be curious about the world we live in. This is a bee I found in our garden two summers ago now. It’s a leaf cutter bee called Megachile versicolor and it was the first recorded sighting of the bee for County Mayo.

Solitary bee

Solitary bee

2. Nature – If you read my blog you know I love nature in all it’s shapes and forms

Clew bay

Clew bay

3. Freedom – of every kind.

Croagh Patrick

4. Peace – for everyone

Blue Iris

Blue Iris

5. Growth – nothing makes me happier than seeing things grow


6. Happiness – we all need to smile and laugh

Hawthorn Shield Bug - final instar nymph

Hawthorn Shield Bug – final instar nymph

7. Children – a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children (Wendell Berry, 1971)

old house


27 thoughts on “Seven Words

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thanks Eliza. The bees do quite a bit of damage the young lime trees but they are wonderful to watch as they carry the cut leaves back to their nest sites.


  1. Jane

    Yes – time out to reflect with those words and the beautiful pictures. I think I would have love in there somewhere and perhaps cuddle but I like your all embracing concepts. Wonderful bee and the first sighting that year. I assume leaf cutter bees are only one of many types of solitary bee as about 85% of bees are solitary? Magnificent creatures.


    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      That’s right Jane – many types of solitary bees including mining bees, carpenter and mason bees – great names there too.


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  3. sehrish_bibi

    Yeah!!!! a delightful thought… I love nature… I love rain… a symbol of blessings. Thanks for an inspiring thought…lovely post

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