A peaceful, pretty photo from the garden…since things have not been all that peaceful in our own little patch of nature. The other day, while mowing the ‘back 40’ as we call it, I apparently mowed right over a nest of bees and got stung. I yelped rather loudly as I felt the red hot poker of a stinger go right through my sock. I didn’t realize until I went back to the scene of the crime that there was a nest inside a particular hole in the ground. There were about 50 bees swarming the lawnmower. I waited until they calmed down and slowly backed the mower out of the area. Luckily I have no allergies to bee stings and after a day of pain, all was well. You better believe that I stayed far away when I completed the mowing job a few days later!
Last evening, after relentless rain, I heard a sound, a sort of SWOOOSH. I knew it was outside and after looking out various windows, I saw branches on the ground. I ran outside to discover a large ash tree had completely uprooted and fallen to the ground. It is now straddling our property and our neighbor’s property. Luckily there wasn’t a fence there. The ash trees in this neck of the woods all have some disease that is slowly killing them. We have a lot of them on the property – mostly in the back. I suppose we should have them all taken down, but that is expensive. Husband has to call his friend who has a chain saw and deal with it in the next few days.
Nature has been a bit heavy handed lately.