I just love this time of year.
And so do the kids-
|(Look at the willows in the background nearing full glory!)|
And the the other kids-
And I assume, judging by the hum in the willows, so do the bees.
Yesterday afternoon the tops of the willows were abuzz with the music of spring. It was the first day for these trees.
Loads of yellow pollen are being hauled into the hives.
Good food means more bees to come! These girls need to be ready to pollinate apples in three weeks.
The willows were preceded by the purple deadnettle.
The deadnettle is in ample supply this spring.
In the ditches:
And the fields. That is, until our farmer friends burn it down.
If we can just get a rain about every three days it will keep the sprayers and the Roundup at bay for awhile.
|Sorry Bighams. I'll fix it!|
The cool thing about having this many bees around is that the minute some new spring pollen source becomes available, we know the good news.
Maizy braved the bees yesterday to come out and tell daddy about yet another miraculous spring surprise...