Jul 3, 2011
Beauty and the Bees
We are blessed with an abundance of bees in our yard, every year I look forward first to the Mason bees, then the bumbles with a sprinkling of honeybees. Luckily this year we have more honeybees than we've ever had, I only hope that continues. We also have "Monster Bees", as seen below on the sunflower. Yes, they are as big as they look LOL, about half the size of my thumb, hence the kids' name for them. I think it helps that we don't have to "share", we are the only ones anywhere nearby that actually landscape or garden at all, and every perennial I plant is specifically for them.
I apologize for the jet noise in the video, but it's like this 24/7 since we live across the street from the Naval Air Station, and this is actually quiet considering the usual screaming SuperHornets banking over the house. I rarely notice it unless I'm on the phone anymore :) It's hard to get too spun up about it since that's where our paycheck comes from.
Bees working hard, every plant in my yard seems to have dozens!
My weekend is a bust - hubby works Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon! Last night he got out of the squadron at 3 am and then he had to leave again at 11:30 a.m.... pretty ridiculous! Due to his work schedule and the near 100 degree temps I'm spending the holiday weekend indoors reorganizing my kitchen, creating space again where there was none - fun times, I know. I'll post on that soon! Hope you all are having a better weekend!