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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Oh honey, I really love you!

Remember these girls?
 Yes those beautiful, buzzing bees. They've been very hard at work.
Pollinating our Himalayan blackberries...
turning these...
Into these...
With the help of the sun and a bit of rain, they will be made into pies and jams...
But not only that. The other day, Bob the beekeeper brought us over a big tub of blackberry honey!!
I thought it deserved to be put into a lovely old jar...
and have it's portrait taken in the sun...
SSOOO photogenic, don't ya think?
Apparently those bees made over a TON of honey here...
Can you believe it? All those tiny, fuzzy, buzzy girls.
Creating a TON of honey!
So it's been a honeyfest around here...
honey on toast, honey in tea, honey on fruit and yogurt and yesterday I canned MORE peaches with lavender infused blackberry honey.
Oh! the insanity!

Fanning the flames.
#2:
Gently she touched the back of my hand.
The fragile, thin old skin of hers.
In a whisper above the clink of fine china and the murmur of guests
she said...
"what I really wanted to be was a cowgirl"

4 comments:

knix said...

Hi there. Just found your blog through a friend of mine, Fiber Artist Brenda Stratton. Your photos are wonderful. To see the growth of the pumpkins and sunflowers is just amazing. My backyard farm is lovely here in Newfoundland and very rewarding... a little behind the growing season of the west coast of course! Gardening is my meditation and one of my greatest fulfillment especially at harvest. Thanks for sharing your environment and I'm off to check out your etsy shop.
Hope you are hav'in a grateful day sister.
Niki T Hollahan

Sherry O'Keefe said...

wow. so...eight pounds of bees produce a ton of honey? we don't get berries here the way you do. i'm envious! (i also can't take photos the way you do.)

Cobalt Violet said...

YUMMMMMM!!! Yummy photos of fuzzy bees and luscious berries ... Oh, how I love fresh berries!! The honey is magnificent!

And I love the image and sound of the clink over the murmuring ... and that she wants to be a cowgirl!

beth said...

so cool and YUM....but ohhhh i hate bees being that close to me !