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. :-)