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Who Knows What Miracles Are Just Under The Earth!

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Well despite my last blog on ‘whispers of spring', with hopes of warm sunny weather cheering me on this weekend, as I dig up the vegetable patch... today was quite different!

April showers and their expectations did not disgrace themselves today. Despite the weather, I had decided that today I must make a start in the garden! For April is upon us and I had no seeds planted in the greenhouse!

It rained, it shone, it rained... it shone and then it rained and hailed... then it shone!!!! I did not let up, for I had decided that this weekend I would at least get my patch dug over!

Well after a few hours of very heavy digging (as my youngest son wanted his own veg patch, which of course needed digging out) I was wavering as you can imagine. I dug up one more fork load, when I heard a buzzing sound. My eldest son and I looked down to the soil to discover a small little bumble bee, not yet taken to flight or even ventured from under the earth. Poor little Billy Bee, we had disturbed him from his winter slumber and now what was to become of him?

We picked him up on an leaf, then put him upon the old Victorian wall that lay behind the new vegetable patch. Then we watched... a flutter, then Billy would try to climb up a leaf in order to launch himself into the air... he tried a few times until... all of a sudden he took off! We applauded him on his maiden flight over our patch. Then he did a circuit as if to say "look what I can do"! my son and I where completely intoxicated by this moment. Know one else new what we saw... it was our own, and not to be repeated. . .  The most amazing thing that happened to me today! I am sure that come the summer that same little Billy Bumble Bee will annoy me on my deck, but still to see him set flight today was worth it!!!!

 

 

Bx

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Unusual for a newly hatched bumble bee to be ready for flight this time of year. I suspect it was either a feral honey bee, but much more likley a recently mated female bumble bee whom was starting to lay her eggs after a winters hibernation. Perhaps you could rename your bee, BILLIE bee!:) mrs B.!

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