|Two teenagers phoning each other across our sofa?|
|Low-maintenance guests, pulling a 23 hour 'all-nighter'|
in their tent. Midnight feasts etc.
|J-M and Emma enjoying their camping (we hope).|
|Mr and Mrs S on the loom bands after the 'smalls' had been|
put to bed.
|Loom band product - green and red for Mayo, blue|
and yellow for Roscommon.
|Bee action around the hive entrance.|
We have been surprised this week by a sudden burst of busy activity in the bee hive, possibly as a result of the sun coming out again after a week or more of chilly, miserable breezes. All summer you have been able to go and look at the hive and you'd see plenty of comings and goings, but usually with only a dozen or so bees around the entrance at once. This week I took a look at around 4 pm two days ago and saw a mini-swarm of over a hundred all coming, going and milling around in the sunshine. I called Liz over to see and then raced to grab the camera, but by the time I got back the sun had gone in and most of the bees had cleared out or gone back in, so my picture is not very impressive. The same buzz happened today. These will not be proper swarms as such - bees do not normally swarm this late in the year and, anyway, swarming behaviour is not like this. We are curious but not worried.
|Stash of 15 eggs found in a hedge - someone's been busy.|