Experience is a brutal teacher. But you learn, my God, do you learn.

-C.S. Lewis

Stream In January

Stream In January

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

Welcome to my blog. I am a Master Gardener and Certified Beekeeper in Western North Carolina. This will be a journal of my experiences for the coming year. I'm a very good organic gardener and a very novice beekeeper. I hope to pass along some good gardening tips and will probably scream for help with the bees.
This is my garden on the first day of 2009. It's always very sad-looking in the winter, but if I push back some of the mulch I can already see signs of life. A few daffodils are already trying to find the sun and the lenten roses are sending up new sprouts.
If you look closely in the back of the picture you can see my beehive. This is Walter Bee. My blog is dedicated to my grandfather, Walter, who taught me so much about life and gardening, although I didn't realize it until it was too late to thank him. Much more about him as time goes on.
"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow." -Proverb from Guinea


vicree said...

My comments are floatig around in cyber-space. Unless one of the hard working bees can snag them and haul them in to you, I guess they are lost forever.

Lynn said...

No, the comments are right here. I've just been slow getting back to my computer.

MissJenny said...

Yay!!! I am excited to see Walter Bee up and running.

vicree said...

My comments on this first post keep disappearing, but not to be defeated, I will keep trying til I figure out what I am doing wrong.

Here goes!