I got a call about 5pm today asking if I wanted a swarm. Seems it was about five feet off the ground and described as the size of a basketball. We got there about six and it had settled in with very few bees flying. It had formed about a half hour before I got the call. I pulled all but four frames out of the box to make room for them. They slid around, but I was able to hold them with my left hand as I shook the tree and got the majority of them in the box. My first swarm away from home.
A nice size swarm! It half filled the 10 frame deep.
What is interesting about this, is that while taken at two different times and dates, the doe is in almost the exact same pose, and within one inch of the same place. If you click and enlarge, & look at her right leg, there is a stalk of grass in front of it in the first photo, (and a small seed pod) and it is also visible 1/2" or so behind her leg in the second picture. The lighting is a little different, but the same weeds are visible. Coincidence? Or do they walk on earlier tracks. I am not really sure that it is the same animal, although I suspect it is. If so, she lost one of the fauns, as there was only one in the second series of photos.
We found this one searching for victims before the parade started. This was the best part of the whole show, and I would have been happy to head back home at this point, the rest was a somewhat hum drum repetition of last year's parade. They weren't in the parade of course, The angel wouldn't have been able to move with everyone looking at it.
You can see from my posture that when I looked away earlier she managed to remove some critical parts of my back.
The Weeping Angels had a unique and nearly perfect defense mechanism: quantum-locking, which caused them to turn into stone when being observed. (TV: Blink) It could also happen by instinct when they believed they were being watched. (TV: Flesh and Stone) When not being observed, they could move incredibly fast, though they appeared to slow down the closer they got to their prey; they appeared to like "playing with their food". However, quantum-locking meant that they had to cover their eyes when in their stone form, as if they saw each other they would be trapped forever. (TV: Blink) This also applies in the instance that an Angel were to see itself in a mirror. (TV: The Time of the Doctor) They have the ability to see in the dark as well, as the Angels have no trouble pursuing their quarry in total darkness. (TV: Blink)
They followed camouflage procedures to blend into the surroundings by dressing in somewhat unrealistic 18th century costumes. They were equipped with short range teleporters, scanners, tranquilizers and sharp tools within their wrists for part removal. They could also heat themselves if they were frozen and empty unwanted fluids from their system. Whenever they entered a room, they made "tick tock" noises from their clockwork parts. They broke any clock in the room to avoid raising suspicion. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace)
The Droids' only purpose was to fix the ship. When the ship was damaged in the Dagmar Cluster in an ion storm, they lacked the right parts. They used all the crew members' body parts; according to the Tenth Doctor, "No-one told [them] the crew weren't on the menu." The last part they needed was a brain for their command circuit, and they believed that only a thirty-seven-year-old brain (the same age of their ship) would work. They modified the ship's warp engines to open many time windows to 18th century France and passed through it at various moments of Madame de Pompadour's life, attempting to find her in her thirty-seventh year. The Tenth Doctor defeated them by disconnecting the time window that led back to their ship. With no purpose, they shut down. After one of the droids deactivated, it collapsed to the floor and shattered to pieces on impact, suggesting they were fragile and had no sense of self-preservation. http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Clockwork_Droid
There are at least 800 Dr Who starting in 1963 and continuing today. One of my all time favorite shows.
A couple of shots of the parade. At this point I was thinking..."it was supposed to rain, it's sunny, I'm hot, I should be putting together the raised garden beds.
A classic shtick that will never grow old . I've watched it before, but it still makes me laugh.
Somehow, I have a feeling that this kind of confusion is really going on in the oval office, always has & always will. It got worse with the current administration.
The new hives!
The house swarm hive.Named the Queen Libby or hive #1