I love fall weather when it is cool and windy . . unlike yesterday which was hot and humid.
I let the wild frost aster grow in my yard because the bees like it. It is a native plant and considered a weed but I have always thought that it is pretty and it grows without any help from me and is a valuable plant for bees and butterflies.
Usually, I use a zoom lens for bee photography because that way I don’t have to get too close. I actually took these with a macro lens which was a challenge because I had to get closer and they never stopped moving.
I know enough with the butterflies already. I think this is my last for a while. I took it on a bike ride near Lake Phalen.
I grow a variety of wildflowers and tame flowers in my garden. These daisies have been re-seeding themselves for years. They choose the same spot near the edge of the vegetable garden.
There are butterflies everywhere this time of year. They will soon fly south for the winter. If we are lucky they will come back in the spring.
There are flowers right outside my office and I can see the butterflies from my desk. Oh, look a butterfly!