July 13, 2010
As I walked round on my evening inspection last night I could hear faint buzz as I passed the spa suites. Initially I thought it was simply the sound of a guest watching the world cup in side and the din of the now synonymous Vuvuzelas or what has now become the sound of the South African world cup. However Isoon remembered that this was all over and it was unlikely that one of our guests was watching any more football or even worse highlights of the event as I think most of the country- and in this I count the whole of the United Kingdom- has probably had enough football for the time being.
Closer inspection then revealed that the bush I was passing was not only full of wonderful red buds but that half of it was moving and on even closer viewing I noticed that it all seemed to be moving. The complete bush was full of bees and wasps and was a hum of activity as they were transferring from one plant to another. The still evening and dim light just magnified the effect and indeed it left an eerie noise and one I thought wisest to move on from as I realised whilst they were all busy and intent on collecting food I was safe but should they decide that I was interfering with the harvest I could be pursued.
Its always amazing how each day if we pay attention we notice the wonders of nature and that it can be right on our doorstep. I have never heard such a noise or seen a bush so infested with Bees and wasps and it must be down to a combination of the warmer weather and more severe winter as we do seem to have far more blossom in the garden and the flowers a seem to be budding and growing faster than ever. However for now I will not be investigating too close for fear of disturbing them.