Thursday, January 22, 2009

Quickie Mid-January Post

Bees Gathering Pollen...crucial food for brood rearing which should begin in earnest in February. I inspected the hives last week and both queens have started (continued?) laying. One hive in particular had nearly 2 frames of brood, in all stages. Beautiful! Below, Coyote Brush in Full Bloom.
Low Flowing Creek...Mid January should see these creeks rushing, and even overflowing their banks. Two weeks of temps nearing 85* (!) has the waters running low, and the plum blossoms plumping. More images to share soon.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

JULY -DEC '08 YEAR IN REVIEW -no posts in sept!

JULY Fires, Smoke, Heat, raspberries, mega fruit and way too many flowers...1st honey harvest!
AUGUST Apples, Grapes, Greens and Beans. Tigger comes homes after a 2 week absence~ September - no posts! shame on me.... October Head in the clouds with the vista shots...seemingly endless pears and greens, flowers for days and more bees tales...
NOVEMBER Late fall, Tomatoes, Apples, Bees, Fall Colors and Flowers... rose unfolding
............pear tree with leaves of fire is winter's dawn
DECEMBER ...Seems just a day ago...Snow, Late Cold, Holidays
Year in Review all done. For more on Dec...scroll up. For more on last year in general, check out archives: Click and Marvel. I'm moving forward into 2009 gratefully. Thanks for joining me in this mystery. xxoo Jj