|Mount Gimie in the Dry Season sunset yesterday|
"24 HOUR RAINFALL ENDED AT 2:00 PM AT HEWANORRA............NIL.
AT GFL CHARLES..........NIL.
TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH THUS FAR AT HEWANORRA.....1.6 MM.
We could really do with some rain...but there's always something else that is good for the season
Yesterday I was drawn outside by the sound of bees...bees! Finally! I've been slowly (very slowly) becoming a beekeeper over the last year and have become very aware of the complete lack of bees in my yard - where the thyme, always flowering, would always be busy with bees, it has remained silent this year or so...so when I heard that familiar buzz, I went outside to look up to the tree and sure enough, the bees had come.
They were there with the birds too - lots of hummingbirds, lots of banana birds
But the gray skies kept their rain
So this morning again, the bees were buzzing, so I went out to see them and realized of course, the earth, dry and shrinking, would surely yield up some rocks...here's what I found
|4 Quartz pieces picked up under the Flambouyant Tree|
|3 Jaspers (ish)|
|Look at that colour!|
Perhaps one day soon I'll have my bees in the back yard making honey, my rocks on the lathe transforming to jewelry and my kiln turning the earth into vessels, beads, shapes and textures full of stories
|Leaf Art too|
|Flower from the tree the bees are visiting|