The Bees’ Summer Salons



The bees were planning not one but two high-summer salons.


The first — organized well in advance — would feature a tiny guest list; discussions on literature and music and art; a feast of honey cakes and nectar; and even an appearance by the queen.


But the second was an impromptu affair to which everyone would be invited, as soon as all the cicadas and katydids had hatched. There would be plenty of fresh fruit and icy popsicles, a late-evening light show provided by the fireflies, katydid and cicada sing-alongs, and dancing long into the night.


(July 2023)


Story & Photo © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
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