May 27, 2009

Could it BEE?

Well, after such an eventful critter catching day yesterday, I must say I was a bit disappointed that my quarter of a red apple attracted no one but a handful of small ants to the trap. I think a peanut or almond butter smear on it might bring some company. Just when I thought the morning would remain uneventful, a run, a quick trip to the gym and Starbucks and back for a session on my laptop with my new book I saw something I haven't seen before on the "trail"...

Amazing things you see in a pair of running shoes, itunes on the ipod, an Italian Greyhound at your side and a trusty little camera in your pocket...

Coming back from a nice, spring run, I was nearing my house when something caught my eye. From a distance this looked like there was a canvas bag hanging in the tree. I am always on the lookout for something unique so I kept my eye on the prize. As I neared the "bag" it seemed to be moving and so I crept up into the neighbor's front yard to get a better look.

WOW! There must be a thousand bees there. They were diving in and buzzing out and swarming. It was cool because of the overnight rain so they were huddled in together to keep warm and didn't seem to mind me standing there at all. I wonder what the homeowner thought if they saw me through the window snapping pics of her front yard?



10 comments:

nikki said...

holy cow, i hope you took that picture with like a 10 foot long zoom lense!

Justin Matott said...

Funny thing is I am so dumb and curious that I was within a foot of them when one of my neighbors from far away near the curb told me I was crazy... SO COOL THOUGH!

Kelly said...

You really should BEE more careful! (Cool pic though)

Justin Matott said...

Oh BeeeeHave, said like Austin Powers

Bonnie said...

You find the best stuff when you are out! I'm going to have to look around more when I'm walking.
Do you have a picture of your IG?

Justin Matott said...

I will put one I took this morning after our run when she was heading to see the critter trap! Watch the blog...

Justin Matott said...

Bonnie, this blogs for you... er the one with my IG in it...

Terra said...

We had one of these in the yard next door last summer. Called a bee keeper SO COOL to watch him take the swarm!

Justin Matott said...

They took the swarm yesterday and told my neighbor they have a MASSIVE hive in their chimney, so they are coming back... I missed the removal of the swarm, they were already making honey...

Anita said...

I love honey, but bees really scare me. I wouldn't have been able to even take pictures