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June 26, 2006

Busy Bees, Lethargic Me

Filed under: General — odin @ 7:37 pm

There isn’t a whole lot of excitement around the kiln recently. I’m making pots slowly as I try to avoid wilting in the recent heatwave to hit the NW corner of Washington State. I know many people live in regions with far higher temperatures, but I’m not acclimated to 83 F (28 C). When it’s this hot, I want to sit very still in front of a fan, as close to naked as seemly, and sip ice cold drinks.

In stark contrast, bees around the kiln are very busy. I should mention that the kiln site is nestled in amongst some berry fields — blueberry and raspberry to be precise. Every year, a bee keeper puts out some hives and the bees merrily do their thing. A couple days ago, a large contingent of the local bee population decided it was time for a change of scenery. They congregated on a small apple tree for a few hours, and then with an eerie atmospheric buzz, headed out for a new home.

swarm of bees

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