Today is the first day of Spring and even though the snow is still on the ground and there is a chill in the air, the sun is shining beautifully. The birds are in full voice in the garden. All is well. The only thing missing are the bees.
Their gentle buzz in the flower beds is a very relaxing sound and the honey they produce obviously a tasty bonus. I'm just waiting for the first Mr Bumble to appear and I'll know that the warmer weather is just around the corner.
"If there's a buzzing-noise, somebody's making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you're a bee. And the only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey. And the only reason for making honey is so as I can eat it." Winnie the Pooh in A.A. Milne's 'The House at Pooh Corner