Bee Wilson, in her story of the honey bee and us, The Hive, tells of how Jean Jacques Rousseau believed that honey hunting was a basis for a more democratic and equitable society, that 'a culture of gathering honey from mountains and hollow trunks of trees' necessitated a justice and good faith that are the antithesis of the ethics and morality of 'large, decadent, sugar-eating nations'. So it was on a very decadent Saturday afternoon I indulged in a solitary walk about Walthamstow in an attempt to make more connections to or with the Co-op beehives on Hoe St. While my feet trod the paths of E17 my mind wandered variously further afield.
From top to bottom,
Henrietta Lynch - from the E17 Art Trail 2012
Field Study's Man in E17 narrowly escapes Anansi's web
Ghost sign on Jewel Road
Ghost sign on Jewel Road - 'Cooperative Trading' ?
View of part of the William Morris Garden, Lloyd Park
Guide to the garden paths
William Morris and garden path interpretations
Verbena bonariensis - detail?
Cornflower, Centaurea montana ?
Centaurea montana - bud - detail ?
Centaurea montana - bud - detail with honey bee
Cornflower, Centaurea montana - with bumble bee