Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day #159 Reflections on the floor

Miss Polly goes nuts every afternoon when the sun shines in through the bay window and hits the plastic sign that hangs from the bottom of a wind chime. Don’t worry. I have no plans to enter my house in a decorating competition. At any rate, the sign says:

Writer at Work / Do Not Disturb

Polly pays no attention to the words whatsoever, as she launches herself across the keyboard of my laptop to pounce on the reflection skittering around the room. I must admit that I add to the chaos by blowing a stream of air onto the sign to make it gyrate. I needed to take a break from that one particular paragraph I was having trouble with anyway, right?

How do I ever get anything accomplished without hiding in my upstairs office (which happens to be off limits to the cats)?

But the other day I had a disturbing thought. What if the reflections worry the bees? After all, I can clearly see the back deck from this window, and when the sign spins, it reflects light not only onto the inside walls and floor, but also back out the window—crossing over the exact spot where one of the hives is going to sit.

Oh dear! One more thing to worry about! I’ve heard that bees can get their navigation instincts messed up by cell phone waves. I hope that’s not true, because there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. But I can position my curtains so they protect the hives from the spurts of reflected light.

Whew! One problem solved.

BEEattitude for Day # 159:
       Blessed are those who look at life from our point of view, for they shall become increasingly inventive.

One thing Fran is grateful for right now:
       Fresh organic lettuce from    


AggiePete said...

Have read & loved the blog all last week but for some reason all my comments were not accepted - I HATE my computer at work - so much is blocked now while I'm on my lunch hour but something here on the house computer as well. Hopefully this will get through. And like I said, have loved the blog - never miss a one! Love to the feline family and buzzing family to come!

Fran Stewart said...

Your comments always brighten my day. I'm sorry about the hassle. 'Puters were supposed to make life easier (and in many ways, they HAVE), but whenthey're ornery, they can be a real pain in the tutu.