Creek Art: Stone Bees Build Hive

I took this photo on Friday of this week in Rock Creek Park in D.C. Inspired by Joe Ross’s wonderful winter picture on his blog header, I thought I’d take a walk in the sparse woods. Something caught my eye down in the creek. Stunning. I drive the same route on Broad Branch Road through the Park every Friday morning and pass this spot each time. I’ve never seen this object before. Maybe the frozen white creek water made it stand out. But I’m pretty sure it wasn’t there last Friday.

Stone bees by Rose Marie Berger Jan 2009
Stone bees by Rose Marie Berger Jan 2009

Apparently, someone has been busy creating amid the long stark shadows of the maples and oaks. It’s either a winter hive made by stone bees or the little people from the Emerald Isle are practicing their corbeling to make a monastic hut. Blessings on the artist practicing creek art. I think there are some other random acts of art happening in the woods of Rock Creek. If you spot them, send me a photo.

2 thoughts on “Creek Art: Stone Bees Build Hive”

  1. Rose – How awesome! Let me know if anyone confesses to this wonderful work of art. There’s an artist, who makes shapes like this in natural settings. One of his works was (is?) at the National Gallery and I can’t recall his name. Robert will know it. How cool!

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