Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bee Hive News

I know I am sounding like a broken record but not only did we have a wonderful family visit...I learned so much from G's Uncle Curtis...he is definitely the Professor of the Desert!!!  


He really knew his plant life and one of the more interesting plants was what is known as the Jumping Cholla.  It is a cactus which when brushed will drop round segments onto the ground.  The ground is covered with them.  You should never touch these cactus because all the spines are reversed barbed and are very painful....it is said that if you get to close, it will jump onto you.  Don't believe me just view You Tube videos on the Jumping Chollas!!!


Ground chipmunks will some how be able to transport these balls  and stack them around the entrance to their burrows so snakes can't enter!!!  Truly an amazing desert!


It is a wonderful time we live in...when I think my mother would send a letter to her mother and it would take 3 months to reach her, I am so grateful that I am easily connected to events and people back home!  Received an email with a beautiful photo of this years poster for Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show  just lovely!


I have been missing the So 'n Sew Sisters stitch gathering and they have been busy bees!  Linda finished her Yoko Saito BOM from Primitive Gathering.  I love the changes she made to the border design!!!  I still have 3 blocks to finish before I can even begin to think about the border!!

                                        

I hope you are having a wonderful week and that Spring has begun to show up!