"It was the oldest sound in the world. Souls flying away." The Secret Life of Bees

Monday, May 6, 2013

Yellow + Blue

I had an exhausting but good weekend.  I was on call this weekend, so I was woken up numerous times Friday and Saturday nights and I ended up spending quite a few hours at work yesterday.  However, I was also able to squeeze in lots of fun this weekend, so it balanced out for the most part (except for that whole sleeping thing).  I met up with a friend for a pedicure (time for sandal-safe toes!), went to a neighbor's house for a BBQ, celebrated a friend's birthday over brunch, and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine as much as I could.      

This outfit made me feel cheery:)  There is something about yellow and blue together.

Dress:  Anthropologie Two-Wheeler Shirtdress
Cardigan:  J. Crew Jackie, of course
Tights:  J. Crew
Shoes:  Gee WaWa
Belt:  Anthropologie
Necklace:  Botanical Bird

The Anthropologie Two-Wheeler Shirtdress also worn

and here

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Beekeeping Adventures - Hive Inspections

My bees are doing wonderfully.  The workers are diligently carrying out all of their many tasks and the queen is busy laying eggs.  I've done 3 full hive inspections so far (1 per week) and I am more in awe of them every time.  They have built out 6 frames so far and it's almost time to add another brood box.

Look closely and you can see larvae in many different stages (tiny little larvae in the left hand corner all the way to fully capped over larvae in the top right corner).  Once the queen lays an egg, it takes about 3 weeks for it to fully mature.  

Pure Wonderment