Merry Christmas🎄🎁

christmas tree all lit up!!

Our beauttiful downtown Bellingham Christmas tree! Have a most wonderful Christmas everyone!!! Thanks for flyin’ by! bb >*<

utility box art iii

‘utility box art iii’   Bicycle Day, May 1, 1948… history on the box, located at Holly St & Railroad in our Bellingham Arts District. Stay safe!!! Thanks for swinging by! bb >*<



‘As the Sun Sets’

The sun was heavily reflecting on Bellingham Bay as it headed toward sunset a few days ago. View from Bay Street. Thanks for walkin’ on by! bb>*<

Flock of Iris

A little walk on Monday yielded the ‘Iris garden party’. I was glad that I had to go the P.O.! Thanks for strollin’ by! Take good care. bb >*<

‘flock of iris’…

utility box art ii

utility box art ii‘ …we are fortunate to have cool art being applied to our downtown utility boxes. There’s more to come. Stay well! Thanks for rollin’ by today!! bb >*<

Arts District Art Box

art box – black & white on Railroad

One of our newer editions to ‘art on utility boxes’ within our downtown Arts District. Thanks for strolling by! Be safe & well always! bb >*<

Ghost Hour

the ghost of Hohls Feed Store..

In these first transitional hours from old to new year…I’d like to remember our downtown beloved feed store that we lost to fire in 2019. The folks & the store are dearly missed!! May 2020 bring us all renewal!! Thanks for flyin’ by! bb >*<

Multi-clouds & Acid Ball

acid ball w/ clouds

Two distinct layers of cloud color served as a great backdrop for ‘acid ball’ last Sunday on my way to SeaFeast. Here’s two views. Thanks for rollin’ by today! bb >*<

Summer Scene

sunset @ WWU

Took this phone shot from the city bus and through window. Amazing that it came out like this. Thanks for ridin’ by today! bb >*<

Are you listening to your bees?

Help the bees!!

Bad Beekeeping Blog

Experienced beekeepers approach their hives as one might enter a church or temple. With quiet respect. Once there, we listen. That’s an important part of our role.  The listening beekeeper knows in an instant if the colony is queenless or has been defending against marauders (wasps, skunks, robber bees). From sound alone, I can’t tell if the hive will be swarming soon or if it is overrun by mites or disease. But some scientists think the information is there, in the air, audible cries of distress or joy produced by the hive.

If we could listen to a thousand hives a day, remember the pitch and rhythm, and relate that to the health and demeanour of similar hives embedded in our memory from our past experiences, we might know a lot more about our hive. This is a project that Jerry Bromenshenk, David Firth, and their associates have spent years…

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