Monday, July 6, 2009

Everyday Heros

You know that commercial where the everyday hero is wearing a yellow cape and comes to the aid of the women on the side of the highway with a flat tire or the crew on the roof of some one's house fixing what I think of as hail damage (but that's just me)  wearing their yellow capes?  You know the one?
Well, I met one the other day.  His name is Brad and he was my hero that day.   Sorry for the bad picture quality. 

Living in the country we have all kinds of fun things, like rattle snakes and black widow spiders and flies!! (I really hate flies!  Don't ask me why, I get kind of crazy) and bees.  Lots of bees. The day they landed here, I was so amazed that I just stood in this window and watched in awe.  The shear number was amazing.  Thousands of them.  I didn't even think to grab my camera and get the before shot and I missed the moment the thousand flew out when he first sprayed the magic "not at my house in a can" spray. :)

They landed here, right below that plug and covered the cedar paneling that the plug is on and the one next to it AND they were stacked on top of each other.  Like a glob of bees, just crawling up my wall and finding a home inside my TV box.  Which by the way is to heavy and if you let it down and don't know that it will fall like a . . .  a . . . I don't know what, but it's heavy, reeeal heavy.  Okay?  You got that little side note picture?

I was mesmerized.  They were only here for 4 days.  Our hope really was that they wouldn't stay because the world needs bees and although you can't be sure if they are European bees or the killer variety until they are sent in to the . . . place that things like that go, (man I'm feeling dumb, I can't think of anything here, so just bare with me - I gotta tell my story) 

 We must be on a flight path or something because every year "traveling bees" come here and land on something.  This year it just happened to be the wooden box that covers a TV we had installed on the porch.  the idea here was to watch football games?  I don't know, could be fun.  Anyway,  my yellow caped hero Brad says that the group is looking for the perfect place to live.  My hope was that they would not find that home here and move on in the next couple of days.  But these traveling bees  liked our boxed-in TV and decided to take up residence.  
Check it out!  Isn't that amazing?  In a kind of scary way, maybe.

And also beautiful.

Look at how busy they were.  In just 4 days they built this much and there is honey in them too.

The honey smelled like a flower that didn't have a perfume smell.  Like . . . umm _ _ _ _ (fill in the blank here) I don't know what!

Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech; 
night after night they display knowledge.

There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth, 
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
and make its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.

The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous,
They are more precious than gold, 
then much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.

Who can discern his errors?
forgive my hidden faults.
Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, 
by understanding he set the heavens in place;
by his knowledge the deeps were divided,
and the clouds let drop the dew. 
Proverbs 3:19 -20


Dawn Jenkins said...

wow,,,that was so awesome I had to call Ronnie to come look at it. Great post...educational too! Ha~!!!

Charla (SHar-la) said...

That honeycomb was Uh-MAZING! WOW! I would love to come over Wednesday if you'll have me!

jerriann said...

oh goody! :) I can't wait.

HappyascanB said...

Oh, those honeycombs are beautiful! Of course, I would've completely freaked out over all the bees!!!!! I'm a huge animal lover - all kinds of critters strike my fancy, really. Except birds. I despise birds.

christy rose said...

Wow! That would have been really scary for me! I laughed reading this today though!

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