Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring has sprung!

Spring is finally here!!

The past couple of days the weather has been in the 70's and beautiful. I have even been wearing shorts!!

Sure makes it hard to stay inside and work on the house though.

The first sign of spring around out house is the blooming of the Crocus.

For the first few years of living here we might be able to enjoy this little flower for a day or two. Our youngest niece would see and immediately pick all the blooms.

Now that she is older we are able to enjoy them for the entire time they are in bloom.

The only bad thing about this little Crocus plant is that it's the only one on the property.

We have no idea how old it is, but it has bloomed each and every year so far.

I know you can’t see the single bee in the pic, but you can see the opening to the hive.

Last year we found out that we have a colony of honeybees living in the old Catalpa tree in the west lawn. We had debated about cutting this tree down because the top died out, but it still leafs out every year. Now that honeybees have moved in it will stay put.

BTW - we discovered the colony last year while working in the yard. I happened to walk past the tree and heard a subtle 'humming' sound. I looked up and saw thousands - and I do mean THOUSANDS - of bees all over the tree around that opening. We had several people over to have a look, but never even though to get a pic! I will this year though.

Larry ~


Sandy said...

Love the crocuses (mine are purple)... the honeybees - even though they are important -- not so much...

Larry said...

My parents have purple ones and I've thought od swiping some to plant.

You should see it today. It now has 7 blooms!