Bee-lieve it or not

In the Visual Assignments section, I found an assignment to post your favorite photo you’ve taken and tell the story of why you love it. When I took this photo, I was a Longwood University playing softball for the club team at UMW. We had just gotten new balls donated to us with the coolest logo on them and I was so excited to take a picture and post it on my Snapchat story. To my surprise, when I looked at the photo, there was a perfect picture of a bee right above the ball! I was absolutely astonished that I took this picture on my iPhone and posted it EVERYWHERE because I was so excited. Of course, I had non-believers that wanted to say it was photoshop or a sticker I put on the photo, BUT you can clearly see the shadow of the bee on the ball, so it’s legit I promise!

This also ended up being my last game with the club team, as I was unable to juggle school, teaching, work, and club sports at the same time. After about 15 years of playing, it was so hard to let it go, especially since I did not realize that this would be my last game ever. This picture reminds me of all the fun I had playing the sport I loved for so long, and on a funnier note, reminds me of all the time I spent running away from bees at tournaments that tried to land on my snacks!

One reply on “Bee-lieve it or not”

I love this picture. The bee, in a way, represents both the wonderful nature of the picture and the sting of this being the last game while you were on the team.

When I was younger, I decided that it was a good idea to try beekeeping. Unfortunately for me, the bees always seemed to find the one hole in my beekeeping outfit and sting me. Let’s just say, when they chose to fly away to a new location one year, I didn’t chase them down or get more. To this day, I am still very wary of bees. Beekeeping didn’t change that.

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