Life Lessons , Fiction, and Philosophy

This is 3 quarts of honey from my last harvest--addicting home grown honey.

This is 3 quarts of honey from my last harvest–addicting home grown honey.

Hello, everybody.

It’s still very dry here in California. I spent a couple of hours trying to clean the deck where I  put out a lot of pots which sometimes grow plants in them, and sometimes don’t.

I am cleaning it off  after the winter of no rain, a lot of the pots are empty, so I’m emptying pots, bringing up new plastic pots, and sweeping all the oak leaves off because I am thinking  planting a whole new bunch of seeds which I will hopefully raise to blooming glory.  I might need this oasis because with California in a major drought I might have to let my regular garden dry out. The deck is on the same level as our showers, and if we have to save shower warming up water, a deck on the same level is much more doable than going down a floor and out.

But this is not what I wanted to talk about. I wanted to talk about bees.

On my other blog, preeva. net, there is a blog post about bees. You can see it here:

http://preeva.net/2013/03/28/honey-extraction-report

It basically says I got bees, I took some combs full of honey out of the hive, then when I saw the bees crawling around on the combs I felt sorry for them and rescued them and felt weird.

Of course, writing is about saying plain stuff in a prettier way, with process and everything. So I wrote an essay about it, and tried to sell it.

Not having much luck with that.

So maybe it needs to be a short story.

What do you think?

I've seen my bees feeding on the palm flowers

I’ve seen my bees feeding on the palm flowers

About Onecakebaker

Author of a memoir called The Girl On the Wall, and working on a novel. Former Synagogue president, gardener, empty nester. Raising bees.
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2 Responses to Life Lessons , Fiction, and Philosophy

  1. gsbuck says:

    Wait – water restrictions include water used to grow food?

    • Onecakebaker says:

      I pay Palo Alto Utilities for my water, and they don’t have any special categories for food vs. landscape, so we are on our own.
      Also, farmers are gonna be hurting, too.

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