Tag Archives: nature

Favorite Pictures from 2020

You can tell quite a bit about people by what they choose to photograph.  Every picture represents a moment in time when someone thought, “This is something I want to remember later.”  At the end of the year, I like to scroll through my pictures to see the year in review and to share some of my favorite pictures with you.  I’m not sure what it says about me that I have more pictures of dogs and bees than I do of people.  I don’t have any selfies either.  I think the best “selfie” that captures me is what you see in these photos. Continue reading

Grocery Shopping with Honey Bees

Grocery shopping has taken on a new meaning in the pandemic.  Grocery shopping is my favorite of all the household chores.  I love the orderliness of a grocery store, the bright lighting, and the products from around the world.  I like trying to find the subtle Jedi mind tricks that the grocery store uses to get me to buy more.  Grocery shopping has become a more harrowing and utilitarian chore since the pandemic.  I no longer linger in the aisles.  I get in and out like a commando hoping that I haven’t contracted a deadly virus along the way.  Our local bee club hosted a virtual club meeting this month with the Kentucky State Apiarist, Dr. Tammy Horn Potter.  She educated us on honey bee nutrition and discussed what forager bees have on their “grocery list.”  In this post, I will share with you some of Dr. Potter’s facts, which blew my mind.  Her talk resonated with me since I like both bees and grocery stores. Continue reading