So apparently today was National Running Day; who knew? Not I, though that does explain why there were so many more people than usual on the Howe Street Stairs today. At no point in my life would I ever have … Continue reading I guess I’m a runner…
For my first visit to the Teanaway region, my friend Owen and I hiked to Lake Ann via Esmeralda Basis, and wow, I may have just found one of my new favorite areas to hike in Washington. Everything about this … Continue reading Hiking Lake Ann & Esmeralda Basin
Day 33 in the life of two honey bee hives. It’s been a bit over a month since the hives were started from scratch, and that means we have had new bees being hatched for about a week. It’s amazing … Continue reading Fresh honeycomb is beautiful
It’s only mid-May, but the blackberries are blooming, a whole month early, like every other flowering thing in our area. All of my walks and runs around the neighborhood have become bee-scouting adventures, and I like discovering where they may … Continue reading Blackberry honey flow is on!
Owen and Sean brave the icy waters of Lake Annette Lake Annette crew. It’s good to have adventurous friends! Complete photo set on Flicrk Continue reading Annette Lake Hike
Just a little annual family reunion in the desert. Photos up at https://flickr.com/photos/44124321914@N01/sets/72157652043592110 Continue reading Prosperity 2015
The girls are bringing home the pollen! They’ve really drawn out a lot of honeycomb in just two days! Some cells are filled with nectar. Oblio checking out the bees while Julia relocates the feeder to the … Continue reading Expanding the hives!
It started innocently enough about a month ago with the birds, who I am always feeding and luring into my ultra-urban little back yard on Capitol Hill in Seattle. I wanted to get more cherries in my apathetic cherry trees … Continue reading How 20 Mason Bees turned into 20,000 Honey Bees practically overnight!
The old playapixie.org has been broken for a year and a half. I’m finally back, started fresh with WordPress. Hopefully I’ll figure out how to migrate my old content over here…. Continue reading Playapixie’s back…sort of!