Insects

Microcosm/Μικρόκοσμος

These insects and animals are in their own microcosm they don’t know anything about pandemics, lock downs, financial and political crises, societal shake ups etc. etc.

But, we humans are FULLY aware of everything around us. Are humans the biggest losers on the planet?

I think we are 😉

Αυτά τα έντομα και τα ζώα είναι στο δικό τους μικρόκοσμο που δεν γνωρίζουν τίποτα για πανδημίες, λοκ νταουν, οικονομικές και πολιτικές κρίσεις, κοινωνικές αναταραχές κ.λπ. κ.λπ.

Όμως, εμείς οι άνθρωποι γνωρίζουμε ΠΛΗΡΩΣ τα πάντα γύρω μας. Είναι οι άνθρωποι οι μεγαλύτεροι χαμένοι στον πλανήτη;

Νομίζω ότι είμαστε;)

Life & Death/Ζωη και Θανατος

beeandspider

A dead bee and living spider in a white calla lily in my garden.

Μια νεκρή μέλισσα και μια ζωντανή αράχνη σε έναν λευκό κρίνο στον κήπο μου.

“Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”

-Mark Twain

“Death is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life. ”    

-Steve Jobs

A Bee Problem!

Yesterday, I felt  brave, so I decided to finally get rid of these bees.

I thought of not harming them.  I first decided to get rid of them naturally. I had read that bees detest the smell of burning coffee beans, so I put some beans on a piece of  aluminum foil, then I lit a match and placed it in the coffee beans. One of the beans started to burn.  A lot of smoke came out, and I stood underneath the beehive and wafted the smoke toward the beehive. The bees did seem annoyed by the smell and they remained still.  But, suddenly,  it got very windy so I had to abandon this plan.  I was feeling restless. So, I just grabbed the mosquito spray. I made sure to wear light coloured clothing-dark colours annoy them. I hid in the corner and sprayed the hive just once.

After spraying the beehive with bug spray I ran inside. Within a few minutes all the bees had dropped dead. Except maybe two that had hidden behind the hive. These two bees were buzzing around looking for me. The two bees went to the other corner and they were going to build another hive again-they really are relentless and hard-working. I got someone else to spray them head on.

With a painter’s spatula, I scraped the hive off of the wall. It was very easy and the hive was as light as a paper. I then burnt the beehive to prevent the bees from coming back to it.

I washed the wall with some soap and water and cleaned out any remaining pieces of the beehive.

Mission Accomplished!!