Why do bees hum?

One of the things I am missing about Cubelandia is watching the life cycle of the Canada Goose population. We drove down to Lake Erie Metro Park this morning, parked in the boat launch area and the GG cooked omelets and coffee in the Lyme Lounge. This is the first time we’ve had to pay to get into a park since, you know… before…

Actually, I’m not really sure what the metro park system’s policies are about entrance fees at the moment because we’ve been going to state parks. The state parks are not staffing their entrance booths but we pay for state park passes when we renew our license tags. If most people are doing that (which the state would know), it probably isn’t that much of an issue (the campgrounds and facilities remain closed). Also Lake Erie Metro Park has a busy boat launch so I guess they need to collect revenue to pay for folks to watch that but I don’t really know how that all works. There was (as usual) both a po-leese and border patrol presence there today. No one seemed to care that we were parked with a trailer in a vee-hickle only lot but for all I know, we may have been thoroughly checked out…

Not very nice weather – rainy, windy, chilly – but pretty and great for the geese and reading. I finished re-reading “Lucifer’s Hammer”. I gave it 4/5 stars. Good story but maybe a little “loose”. I mean I had trouble keeping track of all the characters (reading it on my phone did help with that because I could search), not to mention the geography and some of the plot. I did have fun comparing this reading experience to when I read it 40 years ago or so. I remembered something about driving alongside a comet-created “sea” but did NOT remember that the vee-hickle was driving on *rails*. I remembered a character seeing a contrail for the first time since, you know… before… I had totally forgotten about the astronauts and the [working] nuclear power plant.

Then I started “Hum If You Don’t Know the Words”, which is totally different and I am enjoying it so much that I had trouble putting it down to do my reckoning with the Landfill Chitchen and its relationship with dinner. One of the reasons I was intrigued with this book was because when my brother was very young, his favorite riddle was:

Question: Why do bees hum?
Answer: Because they don’t know the words.

Dinner? Hanger steaks and Yukon Golds from Sparrow Market, asparagus (local!!!) from Argus, salad from Argus and rodent delivery (tomato). All in all a pretty dern good Sunday!

One Response to “Why do bees hum?”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I haven’t enjoyed much of what I’ve read recently. I need to find some really engaging books.