Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Bee Catchers



So the boys were out catching assorted styles of bees again yesterday………Timmy went to some flowers and within seconds got a bumblebee to show me. Which I photographed, of course.

A few minutes later he was taking a break to ride bikes with Ryan, and a bee whizzed past him. He was like a dog sitting sedately, when… SQUIRREL. “Hey, come back here! I need you!” he said.

This bee catching business began last week. A new venture for the boys’ curiosity and adventurism.

We were sitting outside, Michael and I, talking at the table as Ryan and Timmy played nearby. Timmy saw a bee on the ground and reached right down to pick it up. He set it on his hand and it was just crawling around there as if investigating a new flower. 

Michael grabbed the camera to take a video of it. He’s not so cameraically inclined, so it lasted only a few seconds. And yes I did just make up that word. 

But the video was so cool to see, watching this bee walk all over my son’s hand. Only Timotheus.

A few days later they started catching bees. I have no clue how, but Timmy seems to just pick them up with his hands at times, while Ryan prefers to scoop them into the container.

The day before yesterday they used a plastic natural sugar container with a screw top cap that had holes for sprinkling. They put some wild flowers in it and went about the serious work of catching those bees for their very temporary collection.

As they’d catch them we’d talk about the kind of bee they had and all about each one, watching them crawl all over the flower heads, shuffling lazily through the deep yellow pollen. They looked like they were wearing wee fuzzy leg warmers from all the pollen gathering on their legs. Ryan called them paws. ;)

I had been writing on the laptop, and as a yellow jacket flew around me, Ryan said, “Grrr! I *need* that bee!“ He had a bumbly and honey, and wanted to add that third one. Too funny. ;)

And with that, I will leave you with my musings, so you can see what things go on inside my head, and just hope you still come back here afterwards. ;)

If a dog is gone the second it sees a squirrel, what do bees do?

Bzzzzzzzzzz…….FLOWER! And they’re off.

Flowers: just a-bob-bob-bobbing along……SUN!

Sun: keeping an eye on the Earth revolving around it…..GRAVITATIONAL PULL EQUAL TO THE PULL CREATED BY THE MASS THAT IS EAQUAL TO THAT OF ALL THE STARS CLOSER TO THE GALACTIC CENTER OF THE MILKY WAY!


Okay, um, I think something may have been lost in translation. ;) 
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. Refreshing openness, humorist extraordinaire! Thanks for sharing your labor-of-love. - bratameus -

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  2. Bratameus, you are too kind, dear sir. It's my joy, truly. :)

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