My very own terrorists

I have some uninvited guests in my house, but I don’t mind them staying. They have adopted the bamboo trellis in my courtyard as their home and when you look at the picture you will see why.

See the holes in the ends of the bamboo? Perfect.

Apparently, they do not approve of me encroaching on their domain, and I have no intention of disputing their claim. I actually like seeing them buzzing around busily, hovering over the pretty yellow flowers, then zooming off to chase one another in the bright sunshine. They’re unique in their fat, juicy, black plumpness.

Someone once told me a story regarding bumblebees that involved ears being dived into. Needless to say, my first instinct is to clap my hands on both sides of my head and run.

But laundry has to be strung up to dry, and plants need to be watered and tended to, so I try my best to act like I’m not scared. My nonchalance doesn’t fool them, however. They zone in on me like bombers and succeed in chasing me off, tail between my legs, ears firmly sealed (much like the effect created by bats in anΒ earlier post)

I think they just occasionally like to have some fun with me. Usually they’re too busy flying in and out of their holes in a non-aggressive way. I quite like their company when they’re in that mood. They make things more lively πŸ™‚

And I’m hoping they’ll have a good influence on my tomatoes (the ones that stubbornly resist fruiting πŸ˜› )


  1. fatema.k.hussain says:



  2. Yep definately sounds like you may be their occassional entertainment, lol, great post!


    1. Awwww thanks Christy, for dropping by! Love it when fellow bloggers visit πŸ™‚ especially ones whose posts i’ve enjoyed. I liked your A.D.D one so much I tweeted it! πŸ˜€
      might even Facebook it…then you’ll have loads more traffic! πŸ˜€


      1. You are very sweet, thank you. I was so surprised how many people relalted to it. The response has been so much fun.


  3. thypolarlife says:

    Good luck with the tomatoes. great post. thanks for sharing.


    1. Glad you enjoyed it!! πŸ™‚


  4. Bakbakee says:

    Really funny
    I m scared of them too…my antics when they’re around provide amusement to my family members.
    Nice post!


  5. You are braver than I, I would probably move house if that happened to me!


    1. That would be overkill! Especially considering bumblebees don’t have that long a life span. These two died soon after and were carried away by ants!


      1. It’s a childhood fear of Wasps that has developed into a fear of any insect that’s yellow, black and flies. Very inconvenient during the Summer months, hence why Winter is great! (:


  6. Zoe says:

    Wow, what lovely house guests! We don’t have bumblebees in Australia, just regular honey bees. I’ve always wanted to see some.


    1. Did you know bumblebees defy all laws of aerodynamics? Technically they shouldn’t even be able to get off the ground! πŸ˜€


  7. slamdunk says:

    Funny. The yellow jackets invaded our wooden areas for years. Finally we got rid of our back deck and bricked in the area.


  8. J. Elle says:

    thanks for sharing!


    1. thanks for dropping by! you seem…dark…! and very interesting… πŸ™‚


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