Friday, April 28, 2017

A Bee-stly Weekly Link Round-Up

My great-grandparents had a farm a few miles outside the village where I grew up. One of the family stories involves my great-grandpa running in from the fields one morning, jumping, hollering, and wildly swatting the air all around him with his straw hat. My great-grandma Katie ran out of the house shouting, "Ed! Ed! What's wrong, Ed?"  Still running and swatting, he bellowed, "Bees, by God!" Seems he disturbed some while working out in the pasture, and they were in full sting mode.

Bees, honey & pool chemicals do mix?
I've been thinking of this story a lot lately. Last week, I mentioned that Denis came within a whisker of angering a swarm of bees that were building themselves a home underneath our shed. Thank goodness the hundreds of insects surrounding him didn't sting him!

Well... the man must be a magnet for the honey producers because when he lifted the lid on a large storage bench that he keeps pool chemicals in, he disturbed another swarm of bees building yet another home! He also remained unscathed from this second encounter, but we're both wishing that these important little creatures would choose somewhere else to live. 

This isn't the first time we've had to deal with bees. They seem to love the shed. The first time they took residence beneath that structure, it wasn't pleasant. During the broiling heat of summer, they almost took over the birdbaths, and I was stung several times just by sitting in the pool reading a book and minding my own business. (By bees drowning, finding me as a liferaft, climbing aboard, and then stinging me if I moved in a way that scared them.)

That said, I'm going to look both ways before I open the door and head out to the corral for those links I've been saving up. Head 'em up! Mooooooooooove 'em out!

►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • The great squirrel mystery of Chicago.
  • After being struck by a car, this hedgehog had a very special reason to fight for her life.
  • Have you ever seen a dog and a crow play fetch together?
  • A wildlife photographer was able to capture the rare sight of lion cubs just a few hours old.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!



  1. I remember once, when I was learning to ride horses, the horse I had kicked over a barrel in which there was a nest of bees. I was lucky; I got stung, but only twice. Even so, it was a mess, Cathy! Glad you and Denis haven't been badly hurt. In the meantime, I want to visit that old concession stand...

  2. Yikes! Being allergic to bee stings, I'd be out of that area for the entire warm parts of the year.

    At least the 'we'll guess your age' quizzes are consistent. I'm 32 for this one, as well. Plus, I got Hermione as well...

  3. Those quizzes will be consistent with me for awhile, and then they'll throw me a curve-- like telling me I'm sixteen. I'd love to have my sixteen-year-old body, but I do NOT want to live those years over again!


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