Of course, I had to get a picture of the "new" hat; she was thrilled by it. The honey bee is copied from a stencil I accidentally found at Walmart which is a place I go on average of about once a year. (As an aside, I personally abhor the place, but not just because it's politically un-pretty . I'm convinced that at any given time, it has the largest percentage of predatory humans in one public place. I swear, it really has psychotic energy about it. Every time I've ever gone, I walk out feeling exhausted and sad.) Anywho... I stitched this sweet bee during one of the fishing episodes this weekend. My secret is that I don't ever fish. I just hang onto the two year old, read, stitch, daydream, or knit. It works for us.
This was a spectacular siting for us. We sat and watched them for a long time. There are three... see them? One of my favorite parts about cruising around in a boat are the glimpses of wildlife that we might not see from a dock. This was a tree that had fallen into the water many years ago. I was awash with memories of growing up on the Tennessee river, and the things we would see when we cruised along with my dad. Some things are worth repeating.