Today at Afton Station things were relatively calm, both in weather and activity. We had 11 visitors who came from New Stanton PA, Montreal Quebec, Riverton KS, North Olmstead OH, Vinita OK, and Ramona OK. Dean "Crazy Legs" Walker came for a visit and brought a buzzer for the snake cage that he presented to me a few weeks ago. Shortly after he arrived, his mother walked through the door. It was nice to meet her for the first time. Marly was here working on the trim for my boat, a '57 Herter Flying Fish. Ron M. was with me today and brought a new whirligig for the sign. It's red, white, blue, and huge! I'll take a picture another day. Betty W. also stopped in for a while.
The real fun began in the afternoon when Marly, who was gazing out the window at the time, suddenly got an amazed/horrified look on his face. Bees! Sure enough, across the street, an entire large swarm of bees had made its temporary home on the rental sign at Forklift Man's place. It's amazing how fascinating a swarm of bees can be! We spent the better part of the afternoon watching their moving and shifting from afar.As we were leaving, we drove across the street and viewed them more closely from the safety of the car -- close enough to get a decent photo but far enough away so as not to harm or disturb them. Looks like another closed business in Afton. The little laundromat behind Afton Station is locked up and seems to have been abandoned. One more down. :-(