Tuesday, 19 February 2008


Having just checked my thermometer, I can report that it is -8°C outside. I'm not sure about other parts of the world, but here in the UK this certainly falls within the category known as 'bloody freezing'! And becouse of the drop in temerature, I have spent most of the evening with my mind firmly fixed on the coming summer.

If I was to make a short list of things that remind me of the warmer seasons, I'm sure Bumblebees would be right up there. Ahh... Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Bumblebee. That has to be one of my favorite sounding words in the English language.

I remember stroking the backs of huge, fat, lazy Bumblebees that I spied in the garden when I was young. My mom always used to tell me to leave them alone becouse they'd sting me... but they never did. Thinking back, I reckon they kinda liked the affection. :-)


Xumca said...

*has a moment of panic at seeing the temperature*

...oh wait, it's Celsius, so it's actually only a little below freezing (17.6 degrees Farenheit), not a whole lot below freezing
(-8 degrees Farenheit=scarycold/-22.2 degrees Celsius). Gotta love us Yanks and our stubborn rejection of metric. ;-)

I like the sketches, by the way. I was unusually afraid of bees as a small child (mainly for the silly reason that I had never gotten stung and wanted to hold onto my record), but they are rather cute close up. When safely imprisoned on a piece of paper.

Munin said...

I'll stick with Celsius. That's cold enough for me. :-)