07-25-2020, 04:23 PM
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It was a beautiful day here, in the mid-70s, and my wife is starting to feel the pressure of impending Fall and Winter, which she hates, so we got out for a bit of an outing today. We went first to the West Seattle Honey Bee Garden, which is an informational booth around working bee hives, with bees buzzing all around, all surrounded by a large P-patch community garden with vegetables and flowers for the bees. I hadn't remembered that the worker bees only live for around 40 days each or that the queen, who lives about 5 years, produces an egg every 45 seconds - 2 million in her lifetime. These images are from the web; we completely forgot to take any pictures.

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After watching the bees and strolling around the adjoining park, we then drove a short distance to the Schmitz Preserve Park, a 50+ acre spot donated to the city in the early 1900s to preserve a few of the original old growth trees - Douglas firs and Western red cedars - that once covered this whole area. There were ferns everywhere, like the rain forest areas to west of us, and all the greenery lowered the temperature for our walk on the trails by several degrees.  All in all, a very good day.
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 07-25-2020, 05:20 PM
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That bee place looks fascinating, John.

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 07-25-2020, 11:18 PM
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It certainly does. 

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 07-26-2020, 03:31 AM
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Looks really nice!

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 07-26-2020, 04:56 AM
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Boy, would I like some temps in the mid 70s!

Thanks for the thrills, John Biggrin

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 07-26-2020, 05:07 AM
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Sounds like a very nice outing

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 07-26-2020, 09:17 AM
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I've lived here 39 years and didn't know about either of those places, John. Thanks for the tip for a future field trip!

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 07-26-2020, 09:31 AM
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(07-26-2020, 09:17 AM)pbrmhl Wrote: I've lived here 39 years and didn't know about either of those places, John. Thanks for the tip for a future field trip!

Thanks for the kind comments. I hadn't know about them either. My wife found them somehow through a Google search.

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 07-27-2020, 11:43 AM
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Busy queen bee!

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