Monday, February 24, 2020
After another blustery morning the sun came out yesterday, and it seemed brighter and warmer than before. I took Olga to the cemetery in the afternoon, where we found this camellia in full bloom.
Look at the right-hand blossom -- a hovering bumblebee! That's the fourth one I've seen this week. He was crawling way up inside every flower, collecting pollen or nectar or whatever it is that bumblebees collect.
I guess we are just a few days away from March, but still -- February seems early for bumblebees. After all, we had a snow day on the first of March just a few years ago.
Here's a close-up.
Olga had a good time on her walk, which of course involved wandering through the daffodils at Fortune Green.
"What'd I do?!"
I also moved the maltese cross, so that's one more plant taken care of for spring. I put it in a pot until we decide where we want to replant it. I think we're pretty much caught up on our gardening for the time being, although of course it's a process and never really finished.
I spent the rest of the day reading "In the Woods" by Tana French, a really good mystery novel. I finished it up and got about halfway through my next Newbery, "Onion John" by Joseph Krumgold.
I did find the Slovakian guy on Facebook -- the one whose ID card I picked up Saturday. It's definitely him, and he lives in London. So I sent him a message offering to return it. Haven't heard back yet. I think it's a pretty important document, like a passport for EU citizens, and in this post-Brexit era he may need it! We'll see if he responds.