Friday, July 23, 2010

Please don't let it be a dead cat!

It's a lovely drizzly day here today. A fog is hanging over the tree tops and everything looks dreamy and out of focus. Hang on a second. What's that down there? A black spot on the laneway at the bottom of the hill. It's not moving. Can't be an animal can it? Oh please don't let it be the neighbours cat!

We're expecting a full house this weekend so I've been cleaning, scrubbing, washing, and mopping all morning long. After a few hours of glimpsing the black spot on the laneway my curiosity got the better of me and I strolled down to investigate.

Thank the gods, it's a hive! Must have fallen out of that old maple tree. No bees or wasps flying about(though the mosquitos are out in full force). I was just thinking about hives last night and so I carefully gather it up and take it back to the house so I can dry it out and have my way with it.


What a beautiful thing.

2 comments:

  1. Thank goodness it wasn't a cat! And that there were no bees around the hive!

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  2. I second the "thank goodness it wasn't a cat". What a wonderful find! My dad found one when I was little... I thought it was so cool. Wish I could have kept it, but I don't think it would have survived all the moving... lol... Have fun with it! I can't wait to see what you do! ^-^

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