Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bee's and Other Things.

Our long time friends, Charles and Beverly, who live south of Atlanta sent me an email talking about the lack of honey bees they are seeing. Come to think of it, we are seeing the same thing here on the ridge.
We have blooms in the garden and a patch of clover in bloom, but nary a bee in sight! I wish I could say the same about wasps, it must be a banner year for them as they are everywhere. There is a wasp here in the south known as a "Cow killer" wasp. It's about the size of a June bug. If it tags you, it's  trip to the hospital for sure! The most vicious of all of the bee family that I have encountered is the yellow jacket.
They have sent me packing many a time, generally with 5 to 7 stings. Mean  little critters!
The weather has been hot and dry now for about two weeks, which means a lot of watering just to keep the things we planted from withering away. The water bill will be a big one as it always is, even in the winter! The Cumberland River is not that far away, plenty of water there, but the utility charges premium bucks for it, on the other hand electricity is very cheap because of TVA, so I guess it's a wash when it's all totaled.
It's been a while since I have blogged, the heat has kept us inside, so a lot of TV has been watched!
The National political scene is getting interesting...will she run, or will she not! The trail in Florida has been pretty dull at this point, but maybe this week it will get down to the nitty gritty. Then there is the news! It's pretty bad when you have to read off-shore newspapers on the web to find out what's really going on. Kudos to the CIA/FBI for arresting two more Muzzies, who were plotting against us. We need more of it.

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