1. Today I got to see a bee swarm. That was awesome. Megan yelled out “Benjamin, there are a huge number of bees right out in the street–they look dangerous!” So I ran to look and there must have been thousands of them all flying together in a swarm right out the front of our house, making an amazing humming noise. And then the started coming toward the house, and we quick stick closed the windows and got the girls inside, but they went right over the house and through our neighbors backyard. I wiki’d bee swarm and found out that they are off to fin a new place for a new hive–their way of reproducing the hive. Very kewl. That went well cause it’s spring and so they swarmed and I ran to pay attention when Megan called out and maybe cause the universe conspired to give me the opportunity =)
2. I got to see 3 beavers and 5 baby ducklings at dusk today at our local wetland park–a five minute walk from our house. That went well cause megsie and I agreed to walk down there with the girls at dusk and followed through.
3. okay–the ducklings were only a couple days old, I’m thinking. and they and their mother came right over next to us and mum looked up at us as if she were hoping for food or something. And the beavers live in a beaver house they’ve built *right* next to the walkway for humans, and we got to see one of them pop underwater and then through the hole into her home, and then back out again, 3 times! and we got to hear and watch her and one of the other beavers scraping the bark off of smallish sticks they had in their possession–I guess they were eating eat. It makes a kewl scraping ish sound. So the beavers and the ducklings should count for two blessings.