I was pretty surprised to see the lavender firing again yesterday. Waited around for a while (which is not my wont) for a bee and this really cute one showed up. Not great light – nor is it a great shot – but it is a pretty girl on some wonderful fall lavender. And that’s the point today. Getting wistful. Rained like mad the night before, finally. Enjoy!
Aster and ‘mum time now for sure. And pretty soon they’ll be the only things blooming. But for now, it’s great that they’re going. Got some good looks this afternoon. The clouds were inconsistent so I had a lot of blasty light – and a lot of great light, too. This one is nicely backlit. And gorgeous. One of this series might make the calendar.
Brutally busy the last week plus. Having a hard time getting things taken care of like I should. And I’ve failed at posting. Have several shots ready, but have not taken the time.
I really don’t like the way ‘mums smell. Like they’ve pre-rotted or something. Or maybe it’s just me. But here’s a great bee with a full pollen basket on this one. I’ll try to catch up…
Incredibly cute, wet, messy Hunt’s Bumble on the Russian Sage. Not much else to say. Hate the fact that fall is coming…upon us. Happy Equinox today or soon???
Have forgotten the name of this flower. It’s kind of ratty-looking sometimes, but it’s a fun one. Often with bumbles and honeybees on it. And such a great look at the bee and her tongue.
This one I just noticed – in another part of the garden. The purple ones have been blooming all summer. Maybe these have, too. Very cool rock in the background. You cannot see it, but it’s a sedimentary one that has bits of petrified branches in it. You can see the cells in the wood as it spalls off of itself. Great huge disc of a thing.
Get some of these. Perma-bloomers and not very thirsty. And such a great magnet for the pollinators – natives even, too.
Almost looks black. But I think it might be a golden or a brown-belted that’s wet and has lost most of its hair. Anyway, neat looking one sleeping on the underside of a sunflower. Hair gel, maybe?
The scabiosas seem to be pretty long-lived and persistent, too. Kinda have to watch them for a while because the bees aren’t already on them, but with a little patience, there’s often a shot. And they don’t seem to be too heavily affected by the lack of water this year.
This one had been in the rain so the Hunt’s looks way more disheveled than usual. And that’s a real trick. How many months has the sage been the best go-to? Great plant. Not water hungry. And feeds the pollinators for months and months.