25 January 2011

Just a few honey coated words!!!

After returning to Oman from a hectic holiday in India, I have not yet been in full swing when it comes to crafting..I had taken my cross stitch kit with me to India, but couldn't find time even to open my craft bag.. I think I need some time to come back in action again with my needle and thread.. Two days of rain in Oman changed the mood a lot, but felt like watching the the misty mornings with the cloud capped mountains , sipping hot coffee...Even in the cold weather I felt like getting drenched in rain.. I longed to be outdoors, doing nothing but nature watching!..Two days of continuous rain had formed puddles here and there,making the bull bulls and sparrows no longer interested in the bird bath I have provided ..While strolling in the garden , I had this inner urge to peep into the inner branches of a tree , hoping to find some birds nest among the lush foliage..This tree is often visited by a lot of birds thru out the year.. A few cats in the vicinity always wait in patience under the tree, hoping to find a tasty dinner among the flock..Now instead of finding any birds or nests, this is what I found among the inside branches,, nature's hard workers busy at work in a bee hive as big as about 6 inches in diameter.. I have often seen honey bees collecting nectar from the flowers in my garden but have never expected to find a hive in my own compound.. Since there's no craft to blog about tdy , this is what I feel like sharing with my friends..A few pics of my garden friends!. Pls have a look at natures busy bees!! I wanted to capture a few close ups of the hive, but was afraid to get any closer.. How can I convince them that if they pose for a photo shoot I cud make them world famous !!! ?


Rena said...

Mini, thank you for your beautiful photos.
I have not seen such a large hive yet, but i would have been afraid too, to go to close :-)
Today ,here is the sun shining, but it is still winter and cold :-(


Swapna said...

Wow!!! Mini… you got villa with a garden in Oman!! Lucky you!!

Met Dr.Thomas yesterday and he told me you are his SIL:)… hope to meet you in ktm sometime soon:)...

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Hi Mini, I know what you mean about it being hard to get back in the swing of things after the holidays. I feel the same way.

I have never seen a beehive like that in nature before. It is beautiful! I love bees and honey! Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures!

Pearlin J said...

wow! how thrilling to discover a bee hive!

Red Door Home said...

Your photos are so wonderful. When you see nature close up like this it makes you realize how spectacular even small insects like bees are.