A beautiful Valentine's evening spent having dinner by Lake Sambell in Beechworth.
Sounds very romantic, but in reality it was fish and chips with hubby and No. 1 son.
It was lovely, beautiful scenery, company and no cooking or dishes.
We fed the ducks and then played cards.
Yes, that's right we played cards and I won, woohoo.
Saturday afternoon, I was invited to tag along as one of the locals went to check his bee hives.
I've been interested in beekeeping for quite some time, but had never had the opportunity to get up close to a bee hive and find out all about it.
CFA overalls are the perfect outfit, when checking bee hives.
A little smoke, helps calm them down, making them easier to handle.
A frame ready for robbing........
Frames in the extractor, spinning out the honey.
As soon as Neil started spinning the frames, the aroma was overwhelming.
It hasn't been a great season for honey, due to all the rain we've had. But it was surprising how much honey he extracted from half a dozen frames.
It was certainly an interesting way to spend a couple of hours.
I wouldn't mind having a bee hive or two in our garden, I'm sure they would love the Zinnias.....
More stunning colours, I just love the brilliant yellow 'star' shaped thingummys around the flower centre.
The colours are vibrant, and eye popping.
Bees wouldn't be able to resist these little beauties
Must make sure I collect some seeds of this colour, I think it's my favourite this season.
They continue to flower adding colour to the garden which at the moment is a myriad of greens, after all the rain this season.
The grass still needs mowing on a fortnightly basis. This time last year when you walked outside, it was crunchy underfoot, with bare patches of dirt.
It's been a busy week, sewing wise.
Pirate Cats and bunnies are piling up for the next market in Bright which is this Saturday.
The mornings are cooling down and the Canadian Maples are starting to change colour, yes, Autumn is creeping closer and closer.
I hope you are having a great week, wherever you are.
Thanks for dropping by and commenting, always lovely to hear from you.
Till next time, take care,