Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Saw my first bumble of the season tonight. It's been a bad week, so I picked up some plants while I was at the grocery store tonight. Came home, negotiated a later dinner-time with Pukka, and soon was happily grubbing about in the dirt. And there he was, fat and happy, buzzing about ridiculously, looking for something to eat. Tonight I'll pray for him that it doesn't freeze anymore this spring.

Bumblebees always remind me of toddlers. They're pudgy and inept in similar ways. Same ferocious temper if you cross them. Both are fond of bright colors. And both are full of impossibilities . . .