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Sunday, July 27, 2014

bees' knees!

You probably look at my sugar bowl below and say "wow, that is the bee's knees!" and you would be CORRECT. Whenever I make something over the top but not TOO over the top but not TOO ordinary I am like "make MORE LITTLE GEMS!".

 Speaking of bees, I mentioned to the wife last week that we had not seen many wasps, hornets, yellow jackets so far this summer...and I said it was a mistake to say that, because Murphy's law.... and yesterday as I cut the grass? I notice below my feet a YELLOW JACKET NEST which I have just mowed...and I run. I was not stung this time, although the mower left in the yard was attacked by dozens....rain is expected now, so I took the tea kettle full of boiling water and a box of baking soda and gave them a dose now, before they are up....UGH. That should do it, though....worst was the one year they took over my basement door for a week or 2....I have noticed, happily, lots of honey bees and bumble bees on my pink flowers lately, and that is WONDERFUL. Have a great Sunday!

  (new pottery by Gary Rith)


smartcat said...

The joy you take in making is so evident in the finished work. Love the way your happy little critturs add the final flip to your work.
Happy to read that the Ithica Artist Market was a success. We need something like that here!

Michèle Hastings said...

Yes, that jar is the bees knees.
I am fearful working in the yard this year after having a horrible reaction to a yellow jacket sting. Glad that you weren't stung.

Barbara Rogers said...

Wonderful heffalump...and now a spiral impression will always make me think of bees knees!

Summer said...

Oh I love love love this.

Cassi said...

Your work always makes me smile :-)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

YOU are the bees knees. And so is the sugar bowl.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Hey, not all bees are bad. :)

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