Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Flowers

Since starting beekeeping earlier this year I've been noticing flowers more, and how each week there are new and different flowers and so many varieties of flowers. It got me thinking about how they mark the passing of time and seasons, and how short a time they stick around. 

This is something I've wanted to do for a while, then I wasn't blogging, and now I am but it's winter, so there aren't many flowers. But then again I'm sick and stuck at home and Friday Flowers sounds that much better than Saturday Flowers. So no time like the present and starting is better than procrastinating.

In winter the bees are mostly holed up at home, living off their honey reserves, but there are flowers during this period. My favorites for now are these: 

This is the Nespolo, and while it's not much to look at ,in the early spring it provides the seasons first fruit, a sweet and astringent stonefruit similar to an apricot in appearance.

Today's very first Friday flower is dedicated to my first two followers, Sara and Alex, and to the bees, who love this heady scented blossom.