Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Dances with bees

"They surrounded me like bees; they were extinguished as a fire of thorns; in the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off." Psalm 118:12

Lately, we have been focusing so intently on the ground that we hardly ever looked up. Until, that is, Eric got stung by a bee in the front patio area. After looking around to see where it came from, this is what he found. The neighbor's DH estimated this as a three-week construction project.

What to do now? Counter-attack!! So begins Eric's dance with the bees.
First weapon of choice: diesel fuel. Works great for killing bees; however, leaves an awful mess on the house. And the smell is not so lovely, either.

After awhile, Eric switched to Simple Green just to clean the house off.

In case you're not familiar with this dance, here's a few moves for you to practice at home (ha, ha, ha).

Have you got it? It really is quite simple - you just let the bees lead!

Where was I during this dance? In the vehicle, of course! In one of the photos you can see the side mirror of my Jeep.


Petunia's Gardener said...

Oh, I can just see these moves spreading across the country! And we will remember we saw them here first! These may be hornets. I think they can be a little more fiesty than your average bee too.

Susie Q said...

Oh!! I do believe that I saw my Bill doing this very dance just last Summer! And he always says he is not much of a dancer...oh the moves he showed our neighbors! Just like your Eric's!


photowannabe said...

So you think you can dance? That's a great post. I hope it did the trick.
I think we have wasps trying to build a nest in our eves. Now, that's just not nice!!!

Kim said...

That dance looks very painful, I think I'll pass. I think I would have been in the vehicle also.