I saw this new type of Bumblebee in our yard a few days ago. It is a little smaller and has more yellow than black color on her body. Her hair is a little more spiky looking than the other Bumblebees I saw last week. This one moved faster and was harder to photograph as she moved from flower to flower more quickly.
It is nice to get up close to observe this bumblebee. The spiky and shaggy yellow fur is interesting. Normally when we observe bees with the naked eye, this bee’s spiky fur probably would not be noticed. Observation to get up close takes time and patience.
This Bumblebee was indulging on the Spanish Lavender flowers we purchased from Costco and the Sloat Garden Center.
During this pandemic times when hair salons and barber shops were closed, many of us also had the shaggy look. We were not able to go to normal salons to get our hair cuts. It can get uncomfortable for me as my hair trickles over my ears. I finally had to come up with a new plan to cut my hair while we were sheltering in place.
Many men decided to buy the Wahl’s Hair Clippers to cut their own hair. Of course, many of us came to the same conclusion at the same time. I had to wait patiently to purchase from Costco. Apparently, someone, in the Bay Area, was buying all these Wahl’s Hair Clippers from the different Costco’s and probably reselling some place else. I also decided to purchase the Braun’s Hair Clipper from Costco too. The Braun’s Hair Clipper is lighter and cordless. It is helpful to do the close shave cut in the back of the neck and bottom at the hair line.
Even my wife is cutting her own hair in addition to her mom’s. Watching YouTube videos to learn technique is helpful. Their hair looks pretty good considering the technique probably is not perfect. My dad is cutting my mom’s hair too with good results.
I feel bad about not returning to the hair salon to get my hair cut. But during this pandemic, we’ve learned new skills to cope with our circumstances.
This shaggy bee reminds me of our shaggy hair during 2020. But our shaggy hair taught us how to adapt to changing circumstances.
When we had a video doctor’s visit with my mother-in-law’s physician, he mentioned about certain simple practices we could just do ourselves. Learning to be self-reliant is a valuable lesson.
Feel free to share any new skills obtained during our pandemic experience.
Photos remind us you can teach a shaggy old dog (talking about myself) new tricks.