Over the past few days, the weather has been marvelously abnormal. Wind, rain, hail, snow. Delightful. It's still sweet pea season around here; so regular harvesting of the blossoms is necessary to try to encourage more blossoms to develop. I was out collecting a bouquet for a work associate's birthday and thought that one of the stems cut was too old. It had yellowed from its vibrant purple. I was just about ready to put it in my pocket for later disposal in the composter when I noticed that the yellow wasn't part of the flower. It was a yellow bumble bee. I don't think I've ever seen a yellow one before. Typically, they are completely black around here.