Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Bee Tree

Yep, Spring has definitely sprung in our neck of the woods! Here is what my kids affectionately call the "bee tree", though it is really more of a large shrub.

This time of year you can hear the tree before you see it. Once the morning is warm enough, they arrive by the hundreds-bees, bees and more bees.

Their little legs start to look like old fashioned cowboys' chaps, all puffy and plump. Sometimes they are so laden with pollen that the list and bump when trying to fly. Very cute.

Looking at them in this way makes me wonder why I was so scared of them when I was a child.

I also have a sneaking suspicion that the large number of our little friends is what has made such a difference in the amount of plums our tree is making. It looks like another bumper crop year!

That's it for now. Just a quick observation during a lunchtime break.

Happy day to all!



  1. We have a bee tree too! ours is a lavender plant not a tree but bee tree sounds way better. we used to have a great plum tree until a language barrier with out gardner resulted in a plum tree stump. :(

  2. Ohhh! Did you cry??? Our last gardener killed our seedless tangerine and I cried. He "girdled" it by using a weed whacker and it started to lose it's bark. Wahhhhhh!