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spring

Mar 222016
 

It’s spring again!  That yearly marking point and promise of warmer days to come.  At least here in what we call the northern parts of Earth.  Various trees are beginning to flower here in California.  The rain now giving way to blue skies and the suns warmth.  I’m eating plenty of winter’s harvest of oranges now and will patiently wait for the magic of the fruit trees blossoms turning into their juicy offspring of fully developed fruits.

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Mar 292015
 

It’s spring.  The wild flowers and fruit trees are coming alive.  So are the bees who pollinate them.  My wife loves to tend bees and we have a couple of captured swarm hives.  A swarm happens when a hive gets too big for its hive and half the hive leaves with another queen to form a hive of its own.  They will often congregate on a low branch or house eve near their former hive and a good bee keeper can capture the whole of it and transfer it to a new hive space at home.  We have two!

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Mar 102013
 

It’s spring again; at least here in California.  And that means that the mustard is in bloom.  Splashes of yellow, large and small, all around.  I grabbed my rusty old bike out of the barn, slung my camera bag over my shoulder and away I rode.  Less than a mile away there’s one of the big ones.  I had fun wandering around searching for good angles while the bees were buzzing for that yummy spring nectar.

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