|Beehives during the painting session. The purple hive really does not look purple enough. |
While working on the hives this weekend, my son stopped to take in the scene. Actually it was more like he gave me fair warning that I was going to need ear protection as he was about to use the grinder.
I was touched that he was concerned
with my hearing that he might get in trouble if he fired that thing up and scared me to death.
Then, he really looked at my hives and wanted to know why we lived on a farm where beehives were rainbow colors. I told him I thought we just needed a llama and some ducks to round out the situation.
"There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace."
A Sand County Almanac