Friday evening, July 3
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.
I gave them each a plastic, deli container.
When they were finished, they opened the lids and set them free.
Then as we were preparing to go inside, I saw fireworks in the distance.
It was a beautiful evening to watch fireworks.
A big rig going by the house.
My favorite light of the night was the beautiful, full moon.
Monday, April 13 to Thursday, April 16
Bob and Doris are also beekeepers.
Two of their hives survived the winter – this one was quite busy when we were there.
The other was not as busy, so most of my pictures came from the other one.
Bees were constantly coming and going.
Notice the yellow pollen on several bees.
Every now and then a bee was so pollen-laden that it had trouble moving into the hive.
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.)
As you can see by their shirt sleeves, the weather was quite warm in Minnesota on Wednesday and Thursday.
Wiring the trailer
Working on the platform that will hold the bee hives.
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.)
I took this photo for a side view of the trailer, but also captured a pretty sunset on the lake.