Monday, May 31, 2010


and OMG but they do buzz around!

Okay, it's not what you think. It's that Michael and the hubby picked up the first beehive that we're implanting on the mountain--here they are in matching beesuits. They had to wear them inside the car because 60,000 bees were buzzing around them for the hour-and-a-half car ride back from the beekeeper/seller's abode!

One of the more fascinating facts we're learning is how the bee pros call the bees "the girls" (or at least ours did) because most of the bees in the hive are female except for 200 males who are used simply for their, uh, ... maleness (click on this link to learn more). Here is Michael near our inaugural hive; he helped paint them and of course the colors are Colombian (we are global here at Galatea!):

Anyway, I hope to include honey in future Galatea harvests! Until then, here's my latest Recently Relished W(h)ine List:

1 stalk of "miner's weed"
100 stalks of green onion
39 strawberries
2 artichokes
2 cherries (sigh)
1 zucchini (this is the $750-per variety...more sighs)

HAD SLAVES, poems by Catherine Sasanov (Outstanding! Not only has my highest recommendation but my deepest Respect!)

JUVENILIA, poems by Ken Chen (Far far above the typical poet's first book. Admirably -- and effectively -- ambitious. Sophisticated. Will make you fall in love)

THE WORLD IN A MINUTE, poems by Gary Lenhart (the authenticity is impressively due to the seamlessness between the social and the personal)

PRAYING TO THE BLACK CAT, poems by Henry Israeli (there's a poem in there, "Creation Myth Number One", that has one of the most powerful beginnings I can remember reading in a poem...)

LUMINOUS FLUX, poems by Lynn Behrendt (wonderfully-designed chap and poem possesses wonderful musicality)

PATZCUARO, poems by Joanne Kyger

WITT, poems by Patti Smith

QUINTETS, poems by Iliassa Sequin

TELESCOPE, poems by Sandy Florian

~ V = >, poems by Tom Jenks

NOTES ON CONCEPTUALISMS by Vanessa Place and Robert Fitterman

BLACK SPRING: THE LAWRENCE ISSUE (Winter 2005), literary journal featuring David Baptiste-Chirot, Lee Chapman, Stephen Ellis, Robert Grenier, Hawkman, Kenneth Irby, Maryrose Larkin, Jonathan Mayhew, Jim McCrary, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, John Moritz, Susan Smith Nash, Monica Peck, Judith Roitman, Dale Smith, Steve Tills

THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND, memoir by William Kamkwamba (with Bryan Mealer)


CAUGHT, novel by Harlan Coben

LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT, novel by Iris Johansen

NO ONE TO TRUST, novel by Iris Johansen

MY SISTER'S KEEPER, novel by Jodi Picoult

STRIP SEARCH, novel by William Bernhardt

KINDRED IN DEATH, novel by J.D. Robb

REMEMBER WHEN, novel by J.D. Robb and Nora Roberts

2005 Saxum "Broken Stones" Paso Robles
2007 Philip Togni Cabernet
Tra Vigne house chardonnay
2007 Mazzoni Toscana
2009 Dutch Henry sauvignon blanc
2009 Dutch Henry rose
2001 Clerico Ginestra
2001 Brunello do Montalcino
1995 Barca Vehla
1997 Mantus Alpha
1995 JJ Prum Wehlenuhr Sonnenuhr Spatlese Scheurebe Trockenbeerenauslese
2000 Koacher Zwischen den See
2003 Jones Family Cabernet NV
2002 Altagrazzia Araujo

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