3.14.2011

andrew henry's world...

My husband, Andrew Henry, has agreed to snap a photo during his week and share it here on Monday mornings.  I've decided to call it Andrew Henry's world because no matter how much time we spend together or how many experiences we share, he experiences and sees them in a different way than I do. 


During this time of year, Jeanette and I like to take evening walks along a canal close to our home.  We saw this brown mass hanging in a tree the other night as we were walking.


A closer inspection revealed it was a mass of bees.  There is nothing inderneath them, they are just hanging there, clinging to each other and there are hundreds of them.  There was no noise and virturally no movement.  Would you like a closer look?  You might be able to see there is a bird's nest right above them.


We went back the next night but they were gone.  There was nothing there at all.  I wonder how many people were lucky enough to notice it?

Jeanette here - I'd like to add that AH took those photos with his phone so he got uncomfortably close! 

29 comments:

VildesVerden said...

Amazing! Happy monday wishes from Norway

Maria said...

As someone allergic to bee stings - I am amazed by these photos from several standpoints (my own personal standpoint would have been much further away :-D) but how wonderfully marvelous a vision to happen upon. That canal never disappoints, does it?! Loving this little peek into AH's world!



On a side note - let's all be praying for the people of Japan- our hearts are heavy for them.

Teenage Bride said...

that is one of the craziest things I have ever seen

bronwyn said...

That is amazing. It is very beautiful and very creepy. Happy Monday!

jandjhome said...

Wow! Kind of scary. We had a bee hive in a little hole in our front porch. It was actually a hole for a shutter and the bees got in. Twice. It cost us about $350 each time for bee removal. Thankfully, the second guy got rid of the hole.

Vintage Home said...

WOW thanks for sharing..unbelievable.....crazy that you where there at the right time!..lucky for us!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

I love this idea! Wonderful photos and great story--great to have the whole family involved!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

We get those a lot around here- they just stop rest then move along.

kroney said...

Fabulous pics! Happy to see the bees en masse, we need the bees!

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow that is SO cool! The funnel shape is amazing. Wow.

MJM said...

That's crazy! I can't wait to have some neat Arizona adventures soon!

Accessories. Please. said...

Thats amazing! But I cannot believe how close you got!!!!
All the antique pieces in your shop are beautiful! I definitely see them pairing perfectly with my jewelry designs from Bunnie Bee Jewelry.

Have a fabulous monday!!!!!

Krystal said...

what in the world was going on i wonder????

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Krystal, we looked it up yesterday. I guess, as Ren says, they are resting - looking for a new place to build a hive and the queen bee is in the middle of this group resting while scouts go out and hunt for locations. Nature is astounding.

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so incredible. I just read your comment below and how interesting that they hunt for a location. I would be so afraid to get close. Your husband was so brave. This is really really cool! Btw: My Balazs is not too crazy about cinnamon as well:) Kisses my dear

Kristin said...

That's crazy cool! And freaky at the same time. HAHA

angryparsnip said...

I really like this new Monday post. What a great idea for a look at Andrew Henry's world.

Even though I am allergic to Bee stings, I love them and I am very concerned that they seem to be in trouble.
I make sure my rosemary bushes in my front yard are in good condition because the Bees love them. In the spring and summer they are covered with bees.
What is interesting that they don't seem to care that you are there and never bother anyone, just keep on working. I live with very polite bees.

cheers, parsnip

Cherisse @ [Framing Spaces] said...

This is an amazing picture. You were too brave to take a picture of this.

pamela said...

GADS! i would not have been able to go that close. how incredible.

Tess Kincaid said...

Incredible!!

Stitchfork said...

Great idea for your Monday posts! And wow, what a photo - wonder where the all buzzed off to next?
xo Cathy

MJM said...

I love your comment, parsnip... "I live with very polite bees."

What a happy way to look at the world.

quintessence said...

WOW - incredible inside look at nature's wonders!! And yes, he must have been frighteningly close! I look forward to seeing more of Andrew Henry's world!

Nicole said...

Oh I love this! It's so great when you get to see what the husband sees from his eyes vs your own :)

audrey marie said...

whoa! i would not have gotten close enough to take a picture. terrified of bee stings!

RockinJ9designs said...

What a great phots for a phone-and no thank you, I would not like to get any closer.
My daughter's going to freak when I show her the picture though. For some reason she is afraid of bees, even if it's just one and 50 feet away. Chow

J said...

Wonderful!

Laurie Chaney said...

My husband and I..
We too view things differently.
For example: Taking a photo.
He views the Eiffel tower on it's own, unobstructed.
And I view it with him in front of it.
Fun post today. Love the idea of your husband's perspective.

Felicity said...

A true gift of serendipity.

Felicity