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Bumblebees and Honeybees in the Garden

Tons of bumblebees and honeybees loving on all the tiny, tiny flowers of the sky pencil hollies. I have a whole row of them I planted along the fence when I first moved here 7 years ago and every year in the spring, they’re full of tiny, little white blossoms. To the bees, they are gems. I love them too because they grow in columnar form so they don’t take up a lot of room. I didn’t realize when I planted them that they were the bees’ knees in spring and summer.

Well, no baby yet. So still a wait and watch and wait and watch.

I’ll have little one over for the day, so at least she’ll be here if it happens. Same with tomorrow.

Yesterday, I went to pull up weeds around my sky pencil holly, forgetting that they are full of flowers AND bumblebees and honeybees. I had to quickly nix that idea! I took pictures instead. The holly are a flurry of honey-making business and I’m happy for it!

At least two of my bell pepper seeds are off to a good start on producing green bell peppers. I had just thrown a bunch of seeds in the ground when I was making stuffed bell peppers for lunches where they had grown before and they’re as happy as can be. It’s the same place where the midget tomato plants did so well and near where the other bell peppers had done so well. It’s 41 this morning, so cold for us though.

I got the raised bed materials to make that, so I’m going to solicit little one’s help and we’re going to put it together. Yesterday, she made a box car out of one of the boxes the fur came in. I told her she needed to decorate it, so that kept her busy for a while, coloring all the sides and the bottom. Then she decided it was a box bed and in went her pillow, blanket, and a couple of stuffed toys.

I had thought of going to Home Depot this morning to get more rocks–you know, to keep out the weeds, ha! And some more pavers so I can raise the flower bed up more. Even though it’s a raised bed, it’s only about 9″ tall, so not all that raised. It would really be nice to have a super raised bed where I wouldn’t have to bend over at all. Would that be like lazy gardening? If it worked, I’m all for it. lol

Well, I’m off to get something done before little one gets here. I managed to get 69K on edits on Billionaire so far. I’ve been reading from the beginning and while I’m doing that, I’m making edits so it adds a little at a time, not like when I’m just writing scenes.

Hope you all have a beautiful day. A friend told me in Minnesota, they’re paying landowners to grow plants that bees love. Man, I wish they’d do that here!

Terry

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Bee’s Knees

Flapper Era talk–maybe meaning “height of excellence”, but WAY before that: small and insignificant. Though some say Bee’s Knees was a corruption of business.

Also, you might have heard of: Cat’s Whiskers, Cat’s Pajamas, also during that time period.

And the ones that didn’t last: Elephant’s Instep, Eel’s Ankle, Snake’s Hip

So there you have it. The Bee’s Knees. The REAL bee’s knees. In the pictures. 🙂 <3

Have a fun and educational day.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Co-Existing

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Bumblebee and California Buckeye Butterfly

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One Bumblebee was already here…

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2 Bumblebees–not sure what was going on here….

The flowers are still blooming, but they’re beginning to fade. The butterflies and bumblebees are trying to get their fair share before it’s all gone.

And with a little bit of rain, golden finches, bluebirds, and a downy woodpecker showed up before sunset.

In the midst of all this, I’ve been working on Double Cougar Trouble, over halfway done, stopping to cut down spent sunflowers and bell pepper plants, and pull up the watermelon plants. A volunteer tomato plant has several green tomatoes on it, but with chillier nights, it might not make it. Two of my pepper plants actually have tiny peppers on them, but I don’t think they’re going to grow any bigger. I’ll cut them up in spaghetti or for omelets.

I got the materials request for the next White Wolf story, so I need to make up a plot summary and more stuff for that!

You know, I always tell myself I’ll make these blogs shorter. Pictures, and that’s it. Then I won’t bore you with all this!

I’m a writer, what can I say?

Have a lovely day!!!

Terry Spear

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