Friday, 30 March 2012

Queen Wasp

 We had this queen wasp in our house.  She came in through the studio door that leads out onto the veranda, and had a good nose round.  Evidently she was in search of the perfect place to make a nest. 

The studio really appealed to her, full of nooks and crannies and nice little places that looked just right for a wasp.

Best of all – she came back to have another inspection today – she liked the look of the organ stop board that Hebe and Alice are painting on commission for someone with a home organ.  

Wasp heaven.


365 366 Day 90 – Friday March 30th 
  (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, see here)  

Oh, these were a bit more cheery.  I liked these ones.  But hey, you get the hang of it after a while, if you know what I mean, and start to think, “All right, all right!”


Julie B. said...

Full of admiration for the talent behind your girls' giftings, and suppressing a chuckle over the "all right, all right!" :) Have a wonderful weekend, dear Ember...

Anonymous said...

Waps-es is evil missus! I've had 2 the size of small bats in my bathroom...they are lucky I managed to get them outside alive as the next stop was death row for them. I know they are God's creatures an' all but they's meaner 'n anything!

Jules said...

I'm not too keen on wasps or bees in my house. hope you are having a good week and I hope you have a good weekend!

maria said...

Ouch! I pray that she was shown a different place to nest.

Ember said...

Hey Julie B xxx :0)

Hi Debs, hi Jules, Hi Maria :0)

I like wasps. They aren't hard to usher out. Usually I just catch them in or on a cloth and shake them out of the window, but if there are several a saucer of honey-and-water just outside usually attracts them away.
We reached our Wasp Xenith the summer Bernard was dying. That cottage was titchy but we still had room for 5 wasps nests in the roof, one in the wall, and a regularly visiting hornet. What a buzzy house!!!

Ember said...

P.S. I don't like them THAT much. Bernard had got a bit spiritual about it, what with dying and all, but we the living killed them.

Buzzfloyd said...

We had a huge bumblebee fly through our house the other day. A little research suggests it was a queen Bombus terrestris, so I will keep the grass and flowers long for a bit so she can find plenty of pollen and a good place to build her nest. She was colossal, though!

Ember said...

Bombus Terrestris! Good name!

Buzzfloyd said...

All bumblebees have Bombus in their name, which delights me. This one was as big as a small mouse, I think.

I am trying to overcome my fear of insects by researching them.