There was some really good light on yesterday’s hike (to Lake Solitude via Silver Lake):



And there was also a TREE OF BEES at the south end of the lake (!). We thought this dead log looked like a nice place to sit while we had a snack, but as soon as butt met trunk I noticed lots of bees hanging out. We wisely chose another seat and watched the bees going in and out of the trunk via an old knothole. If you got close enough you could hear the hum of the hive from inside!

I’ve read about wild hives living in hollow trees* but never thought I’d see one. Well done, nature.


*In, um,  the Winnie the Pooh books, but still.