Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It snowed

The birdbath was frozen again yesterday morning. It also had a slight layer of white on it.

There were some of those white flakes on the deck floor, too. But look... there were also pink flakes!

There were even slight drifts of the pink flakes in front of the garage.

They drifted up against the grass, too.

Yep, it's bees' wings. Lots of bees' wings. ("Bees' wings" are what farmers call those annoying bits of corn chaff that fly everywhere. For more info, check out that link.)

Nearly every time the guys go to put corn into (or take some out of) the bin to the northeast of our house, the wind also changes to the northeast. I think it's magic. :-Þ

Update: From moments ago (Wed. a.m.):

With the size of those flakes, they're gonna add up pretty fast. But hopefully they'll stop soon. And the good news is... they're not pink! :)


Jenny said...

brrr. Time to dig out your chocolate.

Grandma G said...

Yeah... HOT chocolate! Okay... ANY chocolate would help. :)

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Oh my goodness! I had NO idea that bees shed wings like that. Is that healthy and OK???
We had snow twice here in early October. Now the weather is settled into a perfect Indian summer mid 60 crystal clear sunshine no wind kind of autumn perfection!

Grandma G said...

The "bees' wings" are just "farmer talk" for chaff from the corn, Jill. No need to worry about the bees. :) Sorry for the confusion... check out the link in the post for more details.

Please send some of that Indian summer this way, okay? :)

Jennifer Ogawa said...

Love the outdoor photos. It looks so different than California.

annie dee said...

omg I thought you meant the actual wings from bees....phew! good to hear it's not actually the case.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Jennifer. Glad you stopped by!

Oh, dear... I guess I should update the post when I get to my PC, Annie. I don't want everybody worrying about the bees! That IS why I included the link, but I guess people aren't checking it out.