Fir Trees Laden with about 7" of snow. Below, Stump Snow Sculpture and Persimmon.
Nectarine ...and Snoopy in Motion. Snow Dogs GO!
Bee Hives Hunkered Down...notice wind break constructed of recycled pallets. And atop the hives are pieces of fire wood , to keep the covers from blowing off in severe wind. Below, Visiting Quail.
The Holidays are upon us and winter is in our midst. We have faired pretty well considering the severe storms and cold weather that has dominated the forecast for more than a week. The garden has been forced into submission. Many worker bees have died and I am finding their bodies covering the floor of and the entrance to the hives. Big strong hives have more bees to lose. So in a sense, it is a good sign. The numbers I am finding are not excessive (less than 100) but it is dramatic none the less. A knock upon the outside of the hive causes an audible "BUZZ" to well up from within. It is a reassuring sound when temperatures are below 30*, and snow is piling up all around. The dogs have been very energized, and we have had some really great runs this month. The lighted parade, and a bit of sledding with the kids, rounded out their week's activities. I hope to blog about it over at the sohummush site...but we'll see how time goes. Busy busy busy. Hurry up and relax~!~