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Thursday, November 10, 2016

November 10, 2016

This little, very occasional blog is going dark. At least for a while.

It's gotten longer and longer between posts. There are certainly still things to write about. And my interests haven't changed all that much, so the topics are still possible. But for the moment other things feel more pressing, more necessary to do. So they are where I'll spend my time.

Maybe somewhere down the road I'll pass by again and pick up where I left off. Maybe this branch in the road won't circle back. Whatever happens, the fork in the road calls.

Saturday, May 7, 2016


This little fellow looks just like the picture (out of focus) I took of the bee on my walk.
It cane from the web, credit to keepingbee.org.

 It's been a long time since the last post. Lots of reasons, none of them particularly good.

It appears that the weather is going to be less than perfect again this year. Is my memory of spring accurate? Was it so much better when I was a child? So much more delineated as a season in my youth? I think it was. For sure, the bees weren't dying off then.

I found one on the front walk today. A honeybee dead. Was it lured out with the little bit of warm weather we've had and then not able to find enough food when the weather turned cold and rainy again? Or was the bee killed because the firm that takes care of the lawns uses a toxic herbicide? Or is there some sort of infestation in the hive where the bee resided? Whatever the reason, it was sad to see.

Spring is when things are  supposed to start blooming and thriving. Not dying. I hope it isn't a precursor of what's in store...