Tag Archives: bees

All a-buzz

The lavender is in full bloom – a little ahead of usual, but the bees are bustling all over it. It is darned difficult to take a picture of bees; they don’t hold still for long. We have two kinds … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Floral debut

Spring arrived, and the plants are in heaven. Record-breaking rainfalls in March and April led to a couple weeks of really warm weather — and the flora is bursting into bloom everywhere I look. Thank goodness, because the bees are … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Floral debut

Birds & bees

It may still be winter, but signs of spring have begun – crocuses are blooming and hummingbirds chitter in the lilac. Birds of all sizes have been enjoying the bird feeder, so I made some nut, seed, and fruit suet … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, The Great Outdoors | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Birds & bees

Buzzing!

Last weekend I bought some sleepy mason bees, and today I made them a place to live. Here’s the five tubes I bought; each should have about 5 bees inside. And here’s their new home, made with scrap lumber and … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, The Great Outdoors | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Buzzing!