Tag Archives: spring

The Art of BEEing: Start of the flow

The desert winter seems to be quickly moving into summer as the early wildflower bloom is underway and flowering trees are starting to break bud.  There are still a few more cool days and nights ahead, but highs in the … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: Signs of Spring

The bees seem to have decided it’s time to get going for the upcoming season. The temperature today was mid 60’s, it was breezy and overcast, and though I did see some early wildflowers on the mountain I certainly didn’t … Continue reading

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Through the Camera: Early Wildflowers

A selection of the early wildflowers in the mountains of the Mojave Desert

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Through the camera – old and new

New growth on a rose which has not yet lost last season’s hips.

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Flowers of spring

Spring has begun at Rurikia, heralded by the early flowers of the season, planted and wild.

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Through the camera – spring snow

The day before The day of The day after The second day after

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The waiting game

The orchyard is showing signs of activity and buds are swelling. It’s the annual waiting game as the trees prepare for spring but winter keeps passing through, while all we can do is standby and watch as trees and weather … Continue reading

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Shop projects – Building a Beehouse

Last summer I walked into my basement and found hundreds of dead honeybees scattered across the floor. I found no evidence of a hive anywhere in or around the house, and where they came from, how they got in, and … Continue reading

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September Spring

Once again I feel compelled to mention that 2012 has been a very odd growing year at Rurikia. With a bit of drought relief in the way of 5 inches of rain over 2 weeks the plants have decided it’s … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – Waiting on the cherry blossoms at Ueno

Today was a perfect spring day in Tokyo. It was cool but with a bit of warmth in the air, everything clean from a few rainy days but for the most part dry, and the sky varying between clear blue, … Continue reading

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