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Winter Has been Rough, But the Girls are Hanging In There

This post will show how way behind I am in posts!  This time of year it seems that if you are away from home even for one day things change. New blooms, new seedlings,  new chicks, and multiple new weeds. Anyway, we opened up the hives about a month ago during a particularly warm spell.  I was … Continue reading

Swarm: the Aftermath

Like Plato, I became rather eloquent after the bee visitation, but probably not in quite the same way…. tunc ostenta faciunt privata ac publica, uva dependente in domibus templisque, saepe expiata magnis eventibus.  sedere in ore infantis tum etiam platonis, suavitatem illam praedulcis eloquii portendentes from Chap18 Happy Omens Sometimes Afforded by a Swarm of … Continue reading

How’s this for a Queen Bee, only it’s a bird!

De ramis cadunt folia, nam viror totus periit, iam calor liquit omnia et abiit; nam signa coeli ultima sol petiit. Iam nocet frigus teneris, et avis bruma leditur. (taken from a 13th century ms., and published in Mediaval Latin Lyrics, trans. Helen Waddell.  Norton 1977.  For translation, see below) This is one bird that not … Continue reading

Flash Food Mob!

(No, I didn’t take this photo.  All the ones I took of my mob were crap.  But same principle, except multiply the birds by at least three, add a few waiting in the wings in trees and underneath the feeder. But minus the snow.  More of these wonderful photos can be found at http://www.squidoo.com/royalty-free-bird-photos and were taken … Continue reading

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