Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Bee Invasion

It's tough not to get caught up in the hype of spring. Flowers are blooming, the days are warm, the nights are longer, and baseball is being played at ballparks everywhere.. heck, this year I tried on my shorts from last spring, and they still fit, which is a small achievement in and of itself.

But it also means two other things:
1) Sunburn
2) Bugs

You'd think sunburn would be easy enough to avoid by remembering to wear sunblock, but I burned my scalp so badly a week ago that I'm still peeling. I look like I'm in a dandruff commercial and using "Brand X". "Wear a hat" they tell me, but there are some places where you just can't do that.. and besides, I got the sunburn on a day I WAS wearing a hat most of the time.

The bugs usually don't bother me much either, but this year there are what appear to me to be an excessive number of bees. There are so many of them flying around outside of my 4th floor apartment that they are bumping into each other. They also enjoy flying into the window, making a nice THUD as they do so. I woke up in horror this morning to the sound of "THUD... THUD... THUD"... it was like a Hitchcock movie.

But these are small complaints.. if the universe were a restaurant, I'd note them in the suggestion box, but I wouldn't stop coming to eat.


dan cross said...

There are a good number of wasps around here...

I already killed one this spring.

chornbe said...

I live in mushroom country. I'll see your bees and raise you several cubic yards of "enriched soil". :)