Sunday, February 8, 2009
A Nature Hike with Oliver
The weather today was relatively cold and the bees were inside keeping the hive warm. Oliver and I decided to take a hike to photograph nature behind our house.
I was ready to head back after we had seen some cool birds and dissected fox scat. Oliver pushed on, climbing over rocks to discover more animals. To my surprise, as we went farther into the wilderness, I could hear the familiar buzzing of our bees. A magnificent Manzanita was humming with our honey bees and a couple of hummingbirds.
It was a perfect moment made possible by my adventurous hiker, Oliver. If you look closely at this picture you can see one of the bees. I eventually had to coax Oliver home with the promise of hot goat’s milk chocolate.