The Blue Bees
A while ago I’d read about Mason bees and what a great contributor they were for pollinating. They don’t make honey or sting you….they just pollinate, pollinate and then pollinate some more.
I’d purchased a mason bee house and we were going to hang it….but then life happened. It’s still sitting on the outdoor kitchen waiting. But seriously, I’m not in short supply of bees in my yard…..they are a plenty.
(Also, I’ve got a lot of the a**hole kind; the wasps, the hornets, the angry yellow jackets!)
Anyhoo….in one of my newer butterfly (milkweed) gardens I’ve noticed these weird looking BLUE/GREEN bees.
Me: “what are you and why are you always here?”
The Bee: “buzz, buzz, buzz”
I finally googled this because I was then worried they might be the carpenter Bee that my Aunt and Uncle had issues with this year.
Alas, this was NOT an issue.
The Blue Bee is a GREAT bee to have.
Actually, I’d hit the BEE lottery.
They are Blue Orchard Mason Bees. They pollinate, pollinate and then pollinate some more.
And, they’re lovely.
FYI: If you say BlueBees really fast several times, well, then you sound really weird.
Has anyone been enjoying some of the new shows this season?
I’m particularly fond of This Is US (reminds me somewhat of Parenthood, but a bit deeper)
It’s thought provoking and touching.
Also, American Housewife. This mama cracks me UP as does the Dad on the show. Great writing.
The Veggie Garden
I finished my veggie garden a few weeks ago and it’s coming in nicely. My MIL gave me a beautiful Mum, some tomatoes and arugula. I then added more ‘maters, red and yellow bell peppers, romaine and broccoli. This is the first time I’ve ever mulched my veg. garden and I’m hoping this alleviates all the cussing that I do because of the weeds.
Yay for less bad language.
I currently have 10 chrysalis in my ongoing saving of the monarch butterflies.
Can you see this one in the pic? He/She is on the OUTSIDE of the container. When it was a caterpillar, it escaped a few times from the container. Seriously, I’d never have this happen before. So, the last time it escaped, I just left it outside…..I’m going to have a good ‘talking’ to this one in a few days when it’s ready to fly. Rebel.
It’s only the beginning of November and I’ve already planned two Christmas parties.
But mostly excited.
Last year we weren’t really able to decorate for Christmas since we were living in half the house, I’m sooooo ready to put up the Christmas tree(s)!!
|Our 2015 little tree with ONE lone ornament.|
Are two tree’s enough this year? Gosh….I’m thinking I might need three.
But really….three is a better number when it comes to design.
Have a great weekend!! I hope you’re buzzzing with fun.
Joining Tanya and friends for Willy Nilly Friday