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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Friday, July 5, 2013

Song for for the sun!

Well, dare I say, summer is truly here!
Birdsong in the morning, flowers blooming, veggies growing, big fat berries all around!
This song is pretty self explanatory.
Have a beautiful weekend all!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Swarm again!

Yesterday I was working in the studio and when Tom came home he asked me
to come outside for a minute...
See the bright green bushes there?
Look a little closer!
 That brown clump in the tree?
It's about 30,000 bees!
 Once in a while one of the hives has a swarm and here it is...
 8 pounds of bees.
 Quite harmless if you move slow.
They're only interested in what the queen is doing and staying with her.
Don't ask me which one she is!
She's probably hidden in the middle.
 So we called Bob the beekeeper and he came and shook them into a box with a lid
so he can relocate them into a new hive.
I've written about this amazing phenomenon before.
It hasn't happened for 2 years so it's always exciting to see.
You can read more about the swarm that came to my garden one day and Bob put his hand right inside the swarm!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Sitting on this porch...
 Enjoying a cold one of these...
 Hanging out this flag...
 Collecting a pocketful of herbs...
 To put in this salad...
 Picking lavender bouquets...
Celebrating Canada's 146th birthday!
(and Bill's too! Happy Dominion Day Bill!)