One of my favourite images from a family reunion this past summer. Left to Right are my nephew, his dad/my brother and my cousin enjoying a little lake time.
This was a very steep dirt path going into Nose Hill Park. Over the last few weeks we could see from a distance they were working on the trail. We went up to see what was being done and behold a new set of stairs replacing the steep path. This is the place my child likes to go to recharge. The park is in the middle of the city but there are many parts of the park where you can’t see any city at all and the sound of the wind through the trees almost drowns out the sound of cars on the surrounding roads. Lots of wonderful prairie flowers and the odd dog to pet along the way. A great place for a walk.
Carefully with his bare hands he works his way through each hive frame by frame to see how the bees are doing. Is there pollen? Is there honey for the bees to eat? Are there any eggs? These hives look strong after a long winter but they are having to work hard to find pollen so the beekeeper, my Brother, helps them out by added some “pollen patties” for them to eat while they wait for more flowers to bloom.