These things are driving me crazy. I hate interfering with Mother Nature, but they make life difficult.
So, I am unafraid to continue to try and destroy them before they destroy our Fuego trees and our Yellow Bell trees and anything else they decide to take home to add to their fungus.
They are mesmerizing, and of course, very, very smart, so this will surely be a long battle. As I have said before, their huge colony is probably under all of Alamos.
It's obvious they are not pleased. But I think it is a matter of hours, maybe minutes before they find a different route.
As I came back around the corner of the casa I saw that the hummingbird feeders are just covered with bees. Then I went in the kitchen tool room and noticed there were a few bees in there. When night comes I will take down the feeders. And with a flashlight I will look for sleeping bees.
This happened last year and by the end of the day, the bees seemed to get drugged on the sugar water and bunch up in a ball right below the feeders, on the cool ground. They can't stay here, this is not a hotel, so when it is dark and they ball up, I will spray them. It is really not like I can pick them up and throw them over the fence.
The woodpeckers and the butterflies have been enjoying the feeders until the bees arrived today. So they will have to find some other nectar.
The hummingbirds are after the red flowers now and the bees do not seem interested in those, nor do the ants, thank goodness.
Other than these small nuisances, it is a beautiful day here, brilliant blue and cloudless sky, good breeze blowing the wind chimes around.
The days are quite short, with the dark settling in around five-thirty and by then tonight, I will be rehearsing some good music with five very talented people for what promises to be an excellent music fest Friday evening at a local restaurant.
Until I was invited to join in with this amazing group of musicians and asked to sing with them, I had not performed in public in over thirty years. So, this is very exciting, it is a renewal of something long passed, something I used to do and loved so much. I am pretty happy to be part of it all.
Senor will be finishing up an afternoon of bridge and will meet me and listen to the practice.
Then we will come home in the dark and I will be ready for a Battle With the Creatures.