Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Spot on A Warm Spring Day in the Fall !
~Looky here, a sun shiny day in the middle of November. A month typically known for rain, wind, chilly temperatures, all around gray weather. My front porch was WARM this morning !~Hubby's bees also thought it was spring, maybe even summer ! They were out and about and very busy. It is a good thing we put a feeder in the hive. ( jar on right hive is full of sugar water to feed the bees )The flowers for the most part are very aware of the season and there are not many flowers available to feed the active and busy bees. ~The bees even made themselves their own entrance to the hive, yes- siree, no using the common entrance below. Short cut in the middle works best for them ! ~There was one confused rose. Here she is , blooming beautifully amidst the grapes , the grapes that have shed their leaves in due accordance to the season. ~The 4 new ducks I brought home from Lacamas Bazaar have finally grown up, and after a week of penning near the pond with the rest of the flock, were released today ! Freedom to enter the BIG pond. They were timid at first, but the rest of the duck flock was so enjoying the pond they finally went in for their first real swim ! ~They were very, very enthusiastic about their first swim. Their first chance to fully wet and preen their feathers. Look at them splash with abandon. ~The warm weather was just perfect for a bath and a swim in the pond, and the opportunity to dry in the WARM sunshine on the front lawn. Ahhhhhhhh...Spring ! (in the Autumn)