Cody, hee, hee, you never know....
Ann, I think that your asparagus patch looks somewhat like mine does ;) :) :) :) Come the end of March I see the little spears begin to rear their beautiful heads. I can't wait for spring!!! Yea.
I heard the Varied Thrush for the first time this year, yesterday. It has the most beautiful sound, one single, note, that is followed by other single notes, all on different pitches, the most beautiful sound. I haven't looked, because I have been busy with the new chickenyard critters, (now that stuff about the turkey is another tale to tell, it will come tomorrow with some pictures of Richard, that is his name), but the chives should be coming up out of the ground too, yeah!!! I have had to buy some green onioins from the store, and man, did that suck!!!!!
I see these pictures of the bees flyin', yea!!!!! That is a wonderful sight for the eyes, we know that they are purifying their bodies, getting rid of the winter buildup inside, yea!!!
I remember reading in the old book that I have, the ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, a book I inherited from my Dad, who was also a beekeeper. It is an oldeeeee and it is beautiful. Right, what was I remembering before I got took off into that thought about my Dad and his bees on the powerlines......right... I remember the author speaking to me about when it came time for the cleansing flights in the spring that it was a nice thing to let the neighbour wife know this. That way during the first few days she would put her laundry on hold basically, and not put it outside on the clothesline, for surely it would get covered in bee poop. Hee, hee. When I read this book, it takes me right beside this wonderful man's side. He is speaking to me...and me alone....his jargon is wonderful, old fashioned, as are his ideas.
There is so many little topics. I recall one topic when he spoke of how easy it was for a boy to catch a swarm. He would simply go on his bicycle with a burlap sack, ride to the swarm, catch it, bring it home on his bicycle and swarm it. That was cool. And I pictured this young boy on his bicycle with burlap sack in tow. Funny. I love this book.
Eeeks!!!! You know me, I ramble and get off topic. This was all about the pictures of the "coming out of winter" of the bees. Where on earth was I going? Have a wonderful and great day, great health, do things that make you happy and be grateful for your life and the life that you live. Cindi