The nip of autumn is in the air and a visit to a local apple orchard has already been made.
The flowers are few and far between with the limited amounts of summer rain.
I'm still seeing a few bees...
and damsel flies...
and everyday I watch for the hummingbirds at the feeders knowing any day now could be their last visit for the year.
The butterflies have been scarce this summer. Only recently have I spotted a few. Usually I see black swallowtail caterpillars on the parsley and fennel but not this year. I guess there can be no caterpillars if there aren't any butterflies. I think this is the first year that I haven't had them.
I was thrilled to see the Buckeye butterfly a few days ago and chased it around the yard with my camera for quite some time.
I am enjoying the cooler last few days of summer and looking forward to the lovely autumn season...
even if it means that I won't be seeing these little guys for a long time.
I hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer too!