I am going to start with the moon. My son suggested that I should get my telescope out because it was going to be a clear night and that I hadn't had it out in a long, long time. I thought that was a great idea. The telescope is broke down into three pieces that I can handle; the mirror, the tube, and the base. It is a Dobsonian and without any drive motors, you just have to push and shove, to find the target you are looking for. Since the moon was directly over-head, it became the primary target. For some reason, even though I have seen the moon many times, it doesn't get boring.
The last time I had my big scope out and looked at the moon, I saw the mountains coming up over the curvature. This time it was mostly all creators and plains. I got my camera out and took pictures of the moon?
Then this morning, a short time after I put the hummingbird feeders out, the bees invaded them:
There were a lot more than just three or four.
They were trying to empty the feed as fast as they could.
Then a lot of them started showing up, so I went in the house and got a water bottle with a spray top. They didn't like being sprayed and at one time it looked like a swarm of them circling me and the feeder. I kept pulling the trigger on the water bottle giving them a mist of water. They finally all disappeared but as soon as I went into the house, they were back. Oh well, bees are having a tough enough time trying to survive in this day and age of insecticides, that I shouldn't mind letting them feed on the feeder. A couple of hummingbirds came by, circled it, and flew off. I guess they didn't want to compete with all those bees.
If anyone can give me a hint on how to discourage the bees without harming them or the hummingbirds, I am open to suggestions. Now you all have a great day, you hear?