We share the orchards with all manner of creatures. Some great and some small. One creature that is intimately associated with an orchard is the bee. In the spring they harvest the nectar and pollinate the flowers - they make the apples possible! In the autumn, when the apples are ripe and fall to the ground, the bees harvest the sweet apple itself.
All the local orchids have bee hives to help with the pollination and several harvest the honey and sell it. Apple blossom honey is wonderful!
Monday Mural: rabbit carp - Along the edge of Chinatown near the 880 freeway stands a running frieze of colorful murals. This one caught my fancy because it blends two animals. Wou...
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