Sunday, February 22, 2009

Is it Spring yet?

Bees in the backyard

It sure feels like it is! It's been pretty warm lately and things are starting to bloom all around us. Though I do wish for more wintery weather, I must say the days are quite lovely with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s with little humidity.

This is a redbud in our backyard and as you can see, the blooms are out and will be followed by leaves soon. The one in the front yard is also in bloom as well as the mountain laurel; smells wonderful! I asked Mark if we could do something outdoors this weekend in order to enjoy the wonderful we checked on our bees and then drove around the countryside a bit. It was really relaxing and a very nice change from the hectic week at work. I will post more of our outting over the next couple of days. :)

Last week I had about sixteen meetings and conference calls. SIXTEEN. That's a lot for me. I'm not used to so many and they really took a bite out of my productivity. I must say, however, that they were all good for the team because we are finally connecting with people and teams that we work with or will work with and it's great to see puzzle pieces fitting together. And I still am loving what I do and that I get to have so much fun while I'm working. It's a real blessing.

Bee update: The Africanized hive is finally dead (we think and hope). The other bees are doing very well and were very active when we checked on them this weekend. If you want more bee talk, I'll post more about them on my La China blog.


E said...

I was at my brother's house yesterday in SanAntonio, and their trees are already COVERED with new tiny green buds. I couldn't believe it! It's only February!

I'm ready for it though!!!

Kris said...

I do like the colour here.

I hope that you have a day of mourning for those poor bees.

I'm tearing up just thinking about them...

Tammy said...

I'm so ready for spring and summer! Beautiful blooms!

Thiên said...

I hope all the budding plants don't get frozen.

Kris...we did say a few words in honor of the dead bees. It WAS a little sad.