|The cat and I were sitting out on the porch this morning in a semi-awake mode. I was struggling to keep my eyes open even though I was on my fourth cup of coffee. The cat was snoozing and may or may not have been snoring. (It could have been me) There was a nice breeze blowing; I think the breeze was from the wraparound winds of Tropical Storm Fay. It wasn't raining yet, but it was supposed to.
Everyone is complaining about the bee shortage. I know where they are; in fact, they can be seen from my porch. Unfortunately, they are not honey bees; they are yellow jackets or carpenter bees. You might know them as the bees that like to have a sip of your drink while you're outside or they like to show up to your picnics and buzz your food. Luckily, I have never been stung by one, they are just an annoyance.
Anyhow, a large number of bees were congregated around my flower pots. There aren't any flowers growing there because I had already killed them. It's just dirt. All of a sudden, a big gust of wind came along and swept the bees up; it looked like a tornado of bees and they were heading straight for the porch.
I hollered at the cat, "Run, Junior!" He looked at me, saw my look of panic and bolted for the door and I was right on his tail. We made it inside safely and the bees were swept onto the porch and landed on the screen door. Dozens of them. We were trapped!!
Thankfully, the winds changed direction in a few minutes and moved the bees somewhere other than my porch. I'm glad too, I can't stand that much excitement; it makes my tic start twitching. Tornadoes of bees, it's possible, I seen it from my own porch.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Posted by Gianetta at 10:22 AM