Monday, March 1, 2010

Worker bee.

After the nerve-wracking hockey game, and nationwide sigh of relief, all-ages street hockey broke on on driveways and cul-de-sacs all over town. Our game stopped briefly when a bee landed in the middle of things. And look at that. Pollen! In February! Admirable bee, working early while we play.

13 comments:

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Wasn't that an extraordinary, nervewracking and satisfying game?? Not only hockey, but the National Anthem sounded from coast to coast to coast. However, your bee with pollen made me almost as happy.

randomtruth said...

Sure - stack the team and barely beat us! You needed 3 of my local San Jose Sharks too!

And from what I saw in the 2 games we played - we'd take ya in a 7 game series. :)

Hugh said...

Jodi,It was satisfying until I slammed my hand on the table at the tying goal. Then, thankfully, it became satisfying again.

Ken, My theory is the US team let the Canadians win because it would have been impolite to do otherwise. They didn't want to make an entire country cry. Vancouver's Ryan Kesler did not seem to understand that however.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

If we had to lose to someone, I'm glad it was y'all. Congratulations.

plumcrazytreehugger said...

What a coincedece! today, i, too, was out photographing and was greeted by a little worker bee.
Just beautiful!
Thanks.

Cindee said...

Congrats on the Hockey game. My husband is still crying about it, but we're good sports.
I've seen a few honeybees, but many more bumblebee queens out starting their hives. Ah, Spring!
Cindee

randomtruth said...

Oh no no Hugh - you're Canadianamorphizing us. We're Americans - we woulda happily beat y'all on your home turf and made rude gestures afterwards. :)

But I didn't cry over that result. We can be proud of our silver.

If the old bear Martin had lost the Curling gold - then I would have cried! (I am 1/4 Canadian you know).

-Ken

Hugh said...

PCTH, Thanks to you too.

Deb, Thanks. Would feel the same had it gone the other way.

Cindee, Thanks. It was a hard loss for either side.

Ken, Although a great achievement, a silver is a hard medal to win in elimination sports, curling or hockey or whatever. Hard to feel good while watching the other side dancing around. I felt bad for the other team, maybe because I'm half American(!). Mom was from PA.

Kyna said...

I was celebrating to the fullest! My husband is an American, and it was a little frosty in my living room during the game :D He was gracious enough to stand during the gold medal ceremony's national anthem though lol.

Karen said...

Well, bees must gather pollen no matter who wins the hockey game. Glad you stopped for this one, he looks heavily laden!

Marvin said...

On the few days it's been warm enough for them to be out, our bees have been forced to rummage through the compost since there are no blooms.

Benjamin Vogt said...

That's fine you all won the hockey game. Might as well let you have the one thing you do well. What was the total medal count again? ( I don't really care, I'm just snarky today.)

lisa said...

Amazing early bee! (As for the game, I didn't watch....sorry. I'm too far in the boonies, all I get on my antenna is Fox....*sigh*)