(See Harmony Art Mom's latest Outdoor Challenge.)
"That buzzing noise means something... If there's a buzzing noise, somebody's making a buzzing noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing noise that I know of is because you're a bee."
We went In Search of Bees this afternoon. We saw a few around a neighbor's lantana bushes, but felt Rather Awkward standing in the culvert by the side of someone's house gazing into the shrubbery, and so we Moved On.
We went to the meadow near our portion of the lake, but for some reason there were not many bees. Lots of ants, a few gnats, but no bees.
"Now, if you have a green balloon, they might think you were only part of the tree and not notice you, and if you have a blue balloon, they might think you were only part of the sky and not notice you, and the question is: which is most likely?"
We didn't have balloons, but Mariel had a straw hat. She stuck some flowers in it and struck a Tree Pose.
Her sisters followed suit.
"You never can tell with bees."
Still nothing. The intrepid nature explorers were getting hot, too.
We decided to head back and complete the next portion of the challenge, which was to sit in the lovely air-conditioned schoolroom and find a picture of a bee online to copy. Ahh.
"I have just been thinking, and I have come to a very important decision. These are the wrong sort of bees. Quite the wrong sort."
(Go here to find out what we did discover.)
(All quotes are from Pooh Bear and Christopher Robin.)