Night Lights

Friday evening, July 3

Lightening Bugs (2)Our three youngest grandchildren were here for the evening, and just before dark decided to catch lightening bugs (maybe you call them fireflies).

If you look closely, you can see a few lightening bugs in these pictures.

Lightening Bugs (4)I gave them each a plastic, deli container.

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Lightening Bugs (14)When they were finished, they opened the lids and set them free.

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Lightening Bugs (15)Then as we were preparing to go inside, I saw fireworks in the distance.

Lightening Bugs (16)It was a beautiful evening to watch fireworks.

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Lightening Bugs (21)A big rig going by the house.

Lightening Bugs (22)My favorite light of the night was the beautiful, full moon.

Road Trip – Part 11 – Bees & Bee Trailer

Monday, April 13 to Thursday, April 16

Bees and Bee Trailer (1)Bob and Doris are also beekeepers.

Bees and Bee Trailer (4)Two of their hives survived the winter – this one was quite busy when we were there.

Bees and Bee Trailer (2)The other was not as busy, so most of my pictures came from the other one.

Bees and Bee Trailer (5)Bees were constantly coming and going.

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Bees and Bee Trailer (3)Notice the yellow pollen on several bees.

Bees and Bee Trailer (7)Every now and then a bee was so pollen-laden that it had trouble moving into the hive.

Bees and Bee Trailer (8)A freshly painted trailer frame.

When not doing something with maple syrup, Cerwin and Bob worked on a trailer that Bob plans to use for transporting hives of bees. (He has purchased many more bees which will be delivered in the near future.)

Bees and Bee Trailer (9)As you can see by their shirt sleeves, the weather was quite warm in Minnesota on Wednesday and Thursday.

Bees and Bee Trailer (10)Wiring the trailer

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Bees and Bee Trailer (14)Working on the platform that will hold the bee hives.

Bees and Bee Trailer (15)The reason Bob is making a mobile bee hive trailer – for 8 hives – is to move them to areas where trees and flowers are blooming. (Notice: The lights are working.)

Bees and Bee Trailer (16)I took this photo for a side view of the trailer, but also captured a pretty sunset on the lake.