It’s Called Violet Lane…

…but today the road off Myrtle Avenue was all about crocuses:

(Photo/Fred Cantor)

(Photo/Fred Cantor)

But don’t open the pool quite yet.

Snow showers are possible Friday and Sunday.

11 responses to “It’s Called Violet Lane…

  1. Morley Boyd

    Nice image, Fred. About those crocuses: If it were possible to zoom in on them you’d see that they were covered with honeybees scrambling around collecting sticky yellow pollen. A decade ago there were just a few crocuses in the area depicted. Then we got a couple of bee hives. Now it looks like this.

    • mary schmerker

      I tried to comment on this one earlier today and I got a message that said something like “no comments allowed” so I was delighted when I checked back. Violet lane holds a special place in my heart as you know. Thank your bees for me! They are not at all aggressive.

      • I don’t know why you got that message. All comments are always allowed (using full, real names). Thanks for your persistence with that glitch.

  2. CARYL BEATUS

    I DO HOPE THERE’S A SIGN THERE LIK “BEWARE OF BEES”. LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE ALLERGIC TO THEM, SOME SERIOUSLY SO

    • Jamie Walsh

      Caryl, there are bees everywhere and generally honeybees are the most passive of all bees. The are only interested in gathering pollen and nectar. I would worry more about wasps and yellow jackets.

    • Morley Boyd

      You’re probably safe Carol, I instructed our bees to only go after people trying to peddle replacement windows in historic districts.

  3. Lynn Miller

    Fred,
    Thanks So much for lovely Spring scene.
    I haven’t yet spotted any crocuses so I’m very happy you shared these.😊🌸🌺🌷

  4. CARYL BEATUS

    JAMIE – THANKS FOR THE INFO. AS FOR ME I’M HIGHLY ALLERGIC SO I TRY TO DODGE ANYTHING THAT BUZZES AROUND ME

    • Jamie Walsh

      Caryl, as a beekeeper myself, moving slowly around bees or other flying insects with stingers is the way to go. Many people will swat at the or move fast and aggressively. This only riles them up. I know it is an instinctual reaction and counter intuitive but the end result is what counts…not getting stung. Also, I hope you carry an epipen as they can truly be life savers.

  5. CARYL BEATUS

    THANKS FOR THE TIPS – YES, I DO CARRY AN EPIPEN . .

  6. Jeffery Holl

    We live next door to a neighbor that has bees and we are thankful for it. These humble, buzzing bugs deserve a huge thanks and help provide us with a plentiful harvest of vegetables and a beautiful flowery garden. All 3 of our children have grown up learning of their importance and respect them without fear. Most importantly, no one has been stung yet!