Although honey bees have virtually disappeared from this area, I was very happy to see that the apple, pear and plum tree blossoms were being pollinated by swarms of small wasps, mason bees and a few small bumblebees. I tried to get photos of them, but they are so small and move so quickly that this fuzzy little guy was the only one I could capture on camera. So we might not have honey, but at least we will have fruit!
The weather here in north Florida is unbelievable. It was 80 degrees on my mother’s back porch in the shade today. It was really hot in the sun! But ice and snow and cold are still too fresh in my memory for me to complain.
But if it’s this hot now, I wonder what kind of summer we are in for.
Today we visited Daddy’s grave and Mom put new flowers on it. I forgot to take my camera. I hope that Dad is aware of how much we love and miss him.
I’ve done a bit of tatting in the evenings, but not as much as I expected. I completed Monica Hahn’s star flower pattern from her Christmas Angels book. I’ve also started over several times on a flowery snowflake pattern that I don’t quite understand. Maybe I’ll get it on my next attempt. 🙂
Yesterday Ron discovered that the floor under the water heater is even softer than the floor under the shower. So apparently my original floor fix with the PC Petrifier was worthless, as I obviously didn’t get the leaks fixed. So when I get back home, I’ll start the job of replacing the floor.
I thought of using marine plywood, but it is so frightfully expensive. I think I’ll just use regular plywood, but soak it with clear penetrating epoxy sealer. That should last for years, I hope.