Wednesday, October 26, 2011

As I was saying ...

Here's the beehive yesterday:

And the hive today:
We got about 6 inches in our back yard, which was on the low end of what was predicted. But it has wreaked havoc with trees across the city, as many had not yet lost their leaves. The extra weight of the snow on all those leaves resulted in lots of downed limbs. And power lines.

I'm very sorry to say that our crabapple lost a big branch and some of its trunk. It broke sometime this afternoon while I was at work.

Snow in October is not unusual, but this much at once is. More unusual has been the very fine, warm weather we've had up to this point. We'll have it back in a day or two.


  1. Oh boy... I hope this isn't a sign of what's to come this winter. It was such a wonderful summer and fall has been quite reasonable and beautifully extended...I dread what's coming. So sorry about your trees. Always a heartbreak.

  2. Oh my gosh! What a change! Another blog that I read was sad about losing a tree too!

  3. Ha! I said we had about 6 inches and because the official number was less, someone argued with me. But I was out there digging the car out and I saw the kind of snow you are showing.

    There is a lot of tree damage. It was sad to see some of the big limbs on the ground.

  4. Do the bees die if the weather is off and on cold / warm?

  5. How are your bees doing. I was a 1st year beekeeper...lost my TBH ( package just getting started) and a Langs that was a trap out (just getting started) to Wax Moths. I'll try again next year.