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“If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found.”
~Author Unknown

Life is very similar to that of bees, the Secret Life of Bees that is. For if the queen is lost, and a new queen not recovered quickly all of the hive will perish. It is within each of us where the Queen resides, that we search for opportunities to find the self through the love, graciousness, nurturing, and protection our own Queen Bee gives us from within. The Queen is the mother to all parts of us, guiding us in her infinite wisdom, ensuring when we get lost in life, we will be found once again.
Dedicated to a dear friend, Lynn, who inspired this work through my dream states.

Composed in Photoshop with layers, backgrounds, textures, brushes, styles, cuts from other main images, and stock. Layers have been blended and adjusted, lighting effects have been added, topaz filters have been used.

Background image is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, public domain images. The image is by Thomas Cole, entitled “Oxbow”.
Beekeepers have been removed from original background, which was also courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, public Domain images.
Bees in swarms courtesy of MaureenOlder
Textures courtesy of Lenabem-Anna


abstract, beekeepers, bees, fantasy, manipulations, scenic, surreal, vintage, self, searching, self exploration

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    Wow, a very dramatic, strong feeling image, I can see this on as a book cover for a pandemic book.

  • Thanks so much, wish I could dream less and waken more these days!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 1 year ago

    Fantastic Work

  • Thanks Kathy!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...over 1 year ago


    Greetings of the season.
    Linda :)

  • Thank you Linda
    Best wishes for the Holidays!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 1 year ago

    Awesome looking!!!

  • Thanks JR!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Fantastic work Pamela !!! ☺♥

  • Thank you kindly!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 1 year ago

    Amazing piece, it looks like something from another planet !

  • Thanks so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    A poignant message in this terrific creation!!! Bill

  • Thanks so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    This is such a dramatic scene Pamela

  • It was a dramatic dream! Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • vette
    vetteover 1 year ago

    Another one of your awesome images Pamela. Great detail, feeling and presentation. Susan

  • Thank you so much Susan!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Thea T
    Thea Tover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for this feature…I am honored!

    – Pamela Phelps

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