Saturday, 29 March 2008

Bumble bees and pampas grass!

Please excuse the terrible quality of these two photos, but I was trying to balance in a huge puddle at the time and just couldn't steady myself.
Those that read my blog regularly will remember the episode with the pampas grass. I still have cuts healing on my arms, and the slashes caused me a terrible rash which has now gone. I seriously thought during the week of getting rid of this monster, that is until this morning. The day had started with sunshine and I had again seen a lone bumble in the garden. Within an hour sun had gone and a cold wind had whipped up. I was on the decking when I saw the humble bumble enter the pampas grass. I looked closely to see he was pumping his little body to try and generate some heat to enable him to get back home. I will check later to see if he is ok. The pampas is definately staying, if it gives shelter to just one of my bees then it is worth an itchy rash and a few minor cuts. You are a very lucky pampas grass!!


beckie said...

You must have the eyes of a hawk to see the bees you see. And you are so compassionate! Bless you and bless your bees. Hope it warms up for you soon!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

I love it that the fate of a humble bee has made you change your mind about the pampas grass. Bees are our friends we should do lots to make them happy.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Anything for the bees!
I do understand.
Warming up a little bit in my gardens. Hope I see a bumble bee soon.

Cheryl said...

Beckie, yolanda elizabet and sherry thank you all for your lovely comments. The bees arte so important to us all, without them there would be less.