The Bee Hive

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

Monday, September 25, 2006


I took this photo by the church last Friday. He climbed up on the stump of the huge old Chinese Tallow tree. It has new growth coming up all around it, making it a sort of large shrub with a large diameter tree stump in the middle. (Click to enlarge.)

Besides the Autumn poets sing

Besides the Autumn poets sing
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the Haze --

A few incisive Mornings --
A few Ascetic Eves --
Gone -- Mr. Bryant's "Golden Rod" --
And Mr. Thomson's "sheaves."

Still, is the bustle in the Brook --
Sealed are the spicy valves --
Mesmeric fingers softly touch
The Eyes of many Elves --

Perhaps a squirrel may remain --
My sentiments to share --
Grant me, Oh Lord, a sunny mind --
Thy windy will to bear!

Emily Dickinson
1830 - 1886

Friday, September 08, 2006


but I am stopping to add at least a short entry since it's been a month since the last one. First of all, here is the lily that has finally bloomed after I have had it planted...and divided and planted multiple locations....for about 15 years. Hallalujah!
I got a "Flat Stanley" from our granddaughter, Ashlyn, in Florida. Actually there were two of them in the envelope. One was a Flat Ashlyn and the other was a strange looking Flat boy. I took a photo of Flat Ashlyn with our postmaster Domingo Rodriguez.
And finally, here are two photos taken today. I went to the beauty shop and Kay cut my ponytail off. I had been growing my hair until it was long enough to cut and send to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is an organization that manufactures wigs which they give free of charge to children who have lost their hair due to chemo treatments. Now I start all over again. It may take about 2 years (I'm guessing.) until my hair is long enough to donate again. The photos turned out terrible, but I don't know how to fix them. A flash in a mirror is hard to overcome.