The Bee Hive

Sometimes it's honey; sometimes it's sting...

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Here is - one of Shabree's dolls acting out a scene from the movie I saw almost a week ago, and then again tonight with Garrett and Shabree. Shabree set this scene up, and it would have been much better with a blue towel or something under the pool. Then the water would look blue instead of 'tabletop brown'. Oh, well.
Despite bad reviews we all really liked the movie.

Sunday, August 06, 2006


These photos are from Friday, on the church grounds. I saw this odd flying insect when we were walking from the church to the classroom building. It is pretty large and was buzzing low to the ground over some fire ant mounds.
Here it is when it 'landed' for a moment. It's really a pretty insect. Does anyone know what kind it is? It's body seemed to be about 1 1/2" to 2" long.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


Shabree and I went to the first Friday prayer for families at the church this morning. Afterwards there is always a covered dish luncheon. I took the easy way out and brought drinks and chips. After the prayer time, I took a few photos of Shabree inside the church.
The sunlight coming through the stained glass looked so pretty, but I didn't capture it very well. I don't think I got the best angle, and it would have been better with the sun lower in the sky, instead of almost directly overhead. Shabree thought the whole thing was a ridiculous idea, but she went along with it.
The holy water container by the side door had been changed. I really liked it, and took a photo of her holding it by another window.
...And a wannabe artsy close-up. Pardon the messy fingernail polish.
Then I took a quick photo of the top of the baptismal font. Father Guilbert had repainted it while he was here a few years ago. Then when the top piece with the statue of Jesus and St. John the Baptiser came loose a few months ago, a repairman and I cemented it back on. We have quite a few photos of this baptismal font taken by various relatives and generations. It's in pictures of parents and godparents, a priest and baby gathered around it. Different babies, different parents, grandparents and priests, but the same font. It's the one my children were baptised from, and the one my sisters and I were baptised from. The one my grandchildren were baptised from and likely the one my parents and maybe even my grandparents were baptised from. It's been in Immaculate Conception parish for many generations, surviving fire and two hurricanes.

Friday, August 04, 2006


Inspired by Project Runway, Shabree has been designing clothes for her Barbie dolls lately. She had been setting up scenes with her dolls, and photographing them for several days straight. Last night and tonight she made a dress and a pink skirt. They are not quite finished yet, but I took photos anyway.
I wish I knew how to lighten these. They are so dark.
Jasmine is wearing the pink skirt and Kiara is wearing the purple outfit. Kiki, who is Kiara's twin sister, and Mai Ling are selecting fabrics and ribbons in hopes that Shabree will design them some fabulous fashions too.