Yes, it certainly has been very hot here, too, so I was grateful for your tip for reviving tired bees . I needed to put it into action when I found an exhausted bumble bee in our kitchen; I gave it some of the sugar solution on a teaspoon and after a few minutes it was wonderful to see it buzz off with a new lease of life.
Spending time with nature offers “precious breathing space” from modern life – Sir David Attenborough
The plus side of the hot weather is that we have more butterflies in the garden than I’ve seen for a long time. I’m planning on following some more good advice from Sir David Attenborough by taking part in the UK’s Big Butterfly Count . As he says, what could be better for us than spending some time connecting with nature. And it can be done from a comfortable chair with an ice-cold drink…
Speaking of relaxing, it’s time for our annual break here at Staircase 9 17. Enjoy the summer and some family time – see you here again in September.