Friday, January 22, 2010

To Bee or not to be......


the past few days i'm seeing bees ... not a lot but bees nonetheless... in January... i'm sad to say their lives will be shortlived with a change of the weather....i'm afraid it's much too soon, not many flowers out... my snowdrops ( all of a dozen at best) are looking lovely.. but not enough to feed a hive..aside from the bees there are an incredible number of other insects flying, walking, crawling around....and not even February!!
El Nino is busy busy heaping rain, hail and tornado warnings at California... some places having over a foot of rain this past week while we got a bit of a break this week and as much as i'd love to be digging in the garden, it's soggy and not safe to dig in....
today was a beautiful balmy day here on Vancouver Island...i took a pic, just because i really didn't believe that with just a hoodie and vest, i was nice and toasty, the warmth of the sun on my face.... ahhhh rejuvenation!!

what on earth?
was snooping around in an old bird bath i have, recycled as a stone bath, since it no longer holds water and there was one of my treasures... it's a 'rock' that my old Shadow brought home one day.. one of his rock treasures... and dropped it at my feet "here mom, see what i got for you!" so being the wonderful mom of 4 legged critters, i scooped it up and heaped praises upon him "what a good puppy" YAY.... then actually looked at it.. it wasn't just any 'rock', it was a fossil print of a shell... i have a habit of collecting rocks, one day when i'm too old to garden, maybe i'll have a rock garden with just a few herbs and some pots of tomatoes and peppers...

2 comments:

Ruralrose said...

Great post - love the stone garden thing - I worry about the bees too, it has been a wacky weather winter in the kootenays too - peace

Roasted Garlicious said...

thanks Ruralrose... i'm very concerned about the bees, much much to early for them... i've been watching your weather too.. hmmm is all i gotta say.. the pine beatle should be on the war/chew path again :(