Thursday, June 28, 2007
A block away from home, Sophie and I rounded the corner and saw some people standing around a downed tree that was in the process of being removed. The homeowners were lucky the tree came down in a wind storm the other night and fell between the garage and house. They only lost a gutter.
The tree-removal guys got a surprise, though: Bees had set up house in the trunk (not sure how high up). Since it's illegal to destroy a hive, they cut that chunk and lowered it to the ground, tying it up so it wouldn't fall over, and a beekeeper is on the way to collect them.
I recently read and posted on "Following the Bloom," which made this encounter that much more interesting.