The guineas always make me smile. My day often starts with their early appearance and call for breakfast.
It's a good possibility that there is nest in there somewhere. I guess they are glad that the bees don't let me get close enough to cut those weeds - and apparently they and the bees get along fine.
The bees decided to swarm this week. First they went to a bush next to the shed. That dark spot in the middle is the bee hive.
Then they moved to a tree near my back door.
The big arrows show you where the bottom of the bee hive and the top of the bee hive are. The little blurry brown things in the photo are flying bees. I pointed out a few to you. It's pretty cool to see them swarm, but not quite so close. Fortunately, this usually means that the hive is on the move.
And they were on the move. I went out a few hours later to check and see where they were, and I couldn't find them.
But I did find a tree that I thought was dead had come back to life from the deep root. Yay! I love these hardy Cottonwood trees.
And then I found where a snake had shed it's skin and nicely pointed out where it's hole is.
No worries - this one is about a three foot Bull Snake. Happy about that. Still no sight of the bees, so I kept searching.
This little critter is definitely not a bee! I found two half grown little Jackrabbits. They move so fast that it is hard to get a photo of them. This rabbit is in "freeze mode" and my camera is on "zoom mode" - the other little jackrabbit dove for cover.
I see a little rabbit painting in my future!
Still no sign of the wandering bees, so I headed back and caught sight of these lovely wildflowers.
I like the silvery color their leaves have.
And, though there was still no sign of the bees, this critter greeted me on my back porch. Gadfry!