Saturday, November 13, 2010

Indian Summer

The last day of Indian Summer. Let's take a walk out back in our shorts and t-shirts.

Our two hives out by the Frog Pond are just far enough away (put your hives within easy reach!) that I hadn't fed them as much sugar syrup as I wanted to this fall. It was a brutally hard summer and fall for the bees, so I decided to give the last few frames of honey I'd collected back.

I know I shouldn't like this non-native, invasive bush honeysuckle, but I do. Shhh ;-).

My poor little Frog Pond Desert.

We found just a few flowers still in bloom and we weren't the only ones who'd found them. Check out this bizarre bee with a spiky butt. Click to biggify.

One tiny goldenrod left.

A big leaf.

I'm guessing deer have been sleeping in here. I wanted to climb through the gap, but didn't want to ruin someone's hideout.

More wild bees - two different greenies.

I liked the curly leaves and the curly down.

The sheep out front. Note the main flock up on the hill and the youngins on the flat. Poor Hank gets stuck in the middle trying to keep an eye on everyone. You'll have to double click to see him.

I hope everyone found something to enjoy today.


Verde Farm said...

It was a beautiful day here too. Amazing for this time of year. Those are some weird bees. Do you know what kind the green ones are and are they suppose to be in your area? The spikey one is odd too. Looks like you had a great day to explore your farm :)

Alice said...

The bee on the daisy bouquet ( 4th one down) is a great close-up capture. You really can see the spikes on his back end without the rest of the picture getting all blurry. What a lovely day for a photo shoot of Fall on the farm.

Kritter Keeper said...

love your land! so scenic. i have to go back and look at the bee, saw a lady bug thing...maybe i looked at the wrong pic. yes, fall is leaving us pear tree was very late but she is so beautiful now.

Michelle said...

It's almost funny, how brown you are and how green we are at this time of year. Of course, we're also chilled, wet and muddy - but I do like the green!

Tiggeriffic said...

Look Out ~! It's been raining here for 1 1/2 days and it's downright cold with lots of wind.. The rain this afternoon almost looked like it had snow in it.. Minnesota is suppose to get 8 inches of snow and we usually get their weather too. Maybe it will bypass us and go to Illinois..
That is some weird bee.. He has the biggest butt.. very funny..
have a great day..ta ta for now from Iowa

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

Love all your pictures! We have been warm for this time of year but the weatherman says snow is coming the beginning of the week.

Ed said...

Lazy daze at Equinox, it was beautiful up in Ohio yesterday till last night when the front came through and dumped rain, no snow, not yet..:-)

DayPhoto said...

You live in a beautiful place. Warmth...we are snowed in.


flowerweaver said...

Frog Pond does look dry! Those greenies are bees?


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