Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Nice day

It warmed up some today. It was still long-sleeve weather, but gloves and toboggans still a ways off.  I'd taken a picture of this dogwood a few weeks ago as the leaves began to turn. Today, the color was more vivid.

We walked the long path today, and it takes us by this dogwood and onto the wooded part of the property. The winding path down one side of the hollow and up the other can be treacherous this time of year with a carpet of leaves. Under the leaves are hickory nuts and acorns.

Stepping on one of these turns boots into roller skates. I've busted mister buns more times than one. Today's walk was invigorating.

When I walked by the beehives, the morning sun was highlighting the fronts of all four hives, and the bees were abuzz. They are tanking up for the impending winter.

In the last four days, they've gone through 15 pounds of sugar water. They are trying to make enough food to survive the winter. When I lifted the backs of each hive, they are all heavy, so I think they will be fine, but explaining that to a bee is tough.


  1. It is supposed to snow here tonight. I am glad your bees are doing well and I love that picture with the flecks of red aflame against the sky and your lovely wife enjoying the view

  2. I was going to ask if you had any harvest of honey this year, but then I went up to the left hand corner and searched on "Honey" and found your blog from is a pretty cool feature on Blogger that people don't know about.
    Oh and BTW, that was a LOT of honey!

  3. I am glad you had a good day. Very glad.

  4. Isn't it wonderful when we get a nice day like that! The beautiful picture says it all.

  5. I enjoyed the visit and another reminder that the gloves and toboggans are not too far off. I know you are enjoying your new hobby and the bees. I enjoy the tidbits and updates.
    Nice shot also.
    Sherry & jack

  6. Sounds like a great walk! The slippery pathway would make me a little nervous! Our trees are just about done for this fall season. I'll enjoy looking at yours!

  7. Sounds like the honey machines are doing well. Great photo!


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