Starring Magic. Co-starring Bees and Beez.
I'll talk some about the Bees today, and about Beez (the person) and my Garden, but since I have no pics of either, and do have these great ones of Magic, we'll let him be the Star tonight. Above is a pic of Magic when I got him last October. Those eyes do not know what love is, and those eyes trust no one and nothing in this world. He was only 1 1/2 then, and had been thru three homes, and finally ended up in a Madison shelter who would not take him. That's where I came in. Watch the changes...Here are some from today.
Not the same Kitty, eh?
We went to the Hives today to do some checking, and I was a bit nervous as I had been in charge of them for three weeks, and never quite felt like I knew what I was doing. The Birdchick will no doubt have a Full Report up later, but for now you've got me.
Turns out I was dead wrong about the Hannah Hive being Queenless! She is alive and well and making Bee Babies! She was just slow about doing it. Also, what I thought was weirdly capped honey, was really Brood, and not at all honey. This is good. I had added another brood box as the bottom one seemed kind of full, which would have been wrong had the Queen been dead, but since she wasn't and needed more room, it was exactly right, so even tho I was wrong and didn't have a clue, I ended up doing the right thing.
Kind of like life sometimes.
Mad Gardener Beez came over again today, and planted many Things, with her Sweetheart. (We like him. Very cool.) I am going to have a garden yard as nice as everyone elses. She is amazing, I don't have many Garden Skills, but I swear the women LOOKS at the plants and they do her bidding. I offered to help this week and work on things, which made her nervous, so we agreed I would water the bits faithfully.
The coolest thing about these photos is that I just took them. No zoom lens, no telephoto, I was right there with him. He comes out now, he'll come out when other people are around, and yowl your ear off. Every day is more wonder for him. He pees his futon a lot less too. (like you needed to know that, but it IS significant.) He moves around, and hops in and out his window and can look at us in the kitchen.
He's still pretty nervous, and I can only pet him while he is eating, but he licks me now more than he bites. And is always ready to play, especially in the water. I need to get him a bigger fountain. And a tree to climb in, and easy one that can be scaled with no claws. (All four de-clawed NOT my doing)
And he seems glad to see me.
Love and Wonder,