We have three beehives on our farm, and I am the one that takes care of them. Visiting the hives and observing them around the hives tells me they are still active. Watching the little bees right outside the hive is fascinating. When it is too hot for all the bees to go inside, some of them wait on the side of the hive. They need to keep the temperature at about 96 degrees.
There are also the workers that are going along the outside to add propolis to the upper super. Even though our winters are not as cold as winters back east, the mornings get cooler in the winter months. I have read that the bee’s know that it is going to rain well before we do because the ice crystals in the air. I did notice the other day before it rained, there were no bees to be found on the roses.
Even if you don’t have hives, keeping clovers in your grass, and not utilizing pesticides will insure we will keep our bees alive. They are beautiful creatures…
During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s portraying cardinals, monks and other clergy were very popular. Having one or more in your collection rounded out the collection that was in the home.
This is a genre I enjoy so much. Allowing people see a private moment of the clergy. Although, I have not found any information on the artist Pestiglioni. There is the possibility that I am not seeing the name correctly.
I have stated my fascination for watercolors before, and I will again, and again. It is a tough medium. There are so many details in the painting, and it takes such a steady hand to accomplish this feat. The three gentlemen are drinking, and one of them (the monk) is having a hard time hearing. The cardinal is reading a story that is enthraliing to the other men, as they listen attentively. A tapestry is on the table, and we see one on the wall. The rug on the floor is beautiful and rich in color. We can even see the time on the clock is about 10:11.