Sadly, I must report that bees do not have knees. I am disappointed but not suprised. Seems like I knew that previously in life (I forget soooo many things) and it is fairly logical that they wouldn't. I found several explanations for where that phrase "the bees knees" came from. The one I like the most: it refers to the pollen sacs on the bees' legs. A couple of bee websites I'd like to take a closer look at:
Ahhh... I am really looking forward to the weekend. It's going to be hot though. Early tomorrow, a friend and I are meeting up at the Fayetteville Farmer's Market on the Square to get our tickets to the "Through The Garden Gate Tour" sponsored by The Flower, Garden and Nature Society of Northwest Arkansas. It's a six-garden tour. I have to remember to take my camera!
During my lunchbreak today, I stopped by Snooper's Barn (I worked in Fort Smith today) and found a great little book: Wildlife Folklore by Laura C. Martin. I LOVE folklore and I LOVE animals. What could be better than a book on both?