Monday, June 16, 2008

Summer in Utah

How I wish I had a camera!

Now that it's summer, there are so many things I want to post here that I am loving about summer in Utah.

For instance, today I would love to share a picture of my beautiful roses in full bloom.
We have about 2 dozen bushes of all different colors.

I would also share a picture of the little visitor from the rose garden that we caught in the kitchen just now.

What is interesting about this visitor, though, is that it's about an inch long! It's just a honey bee, but it's bigger and fatter than any bumble bee I've ever seen.

He's now safely enclosed in a jar on the counter so we can show it off.

I know that by keeping it captive we're probably contributing to the honeybee shortage and driving up the cost of honey. But there is nobody here that I would wish a sting upon from this particular bee. But as scary as it is, it's not nearly as bad as the scorpion that my boys found in the kitchen last summer in San Antonio, or the tarantula that we trapped in the kitchen window there.

Yes, I think I'm liking summer here in Utah!


Austin said...

We like this summer too! Because it means YOU ALL are here!!!

that's quite a bee! I'll have to check it out when I come over.

Leesgirl said...

Summer good.........winter
in Utah BAD lol.

JanB said...

Um. . . Sorry, Austin. The boys gave the bee a "burial at sea" tonight.

Austin said...

sigh, oh well. I'll come over anyway. :)

I'm surprised they waited that long to give it a flushing goodbye anyway!