It's a crazy-busy time in the garden now. It seems like there are more bees, spiders and slugs than at any other time. The spiders in particular are everywhere. I carry a bamboo rod everywhere I go to knock down webs I can't duck under or otherwise avoid. While the bumblebees seemed to rule the summer garden, the honeybees are now out in droves and swarm over the multitudes of blooms. Somehow, I must subconsciously buy mostly plants that bloom in the fall, as the garden is really at it's peak. The duo of hummingbirds dart constantly around the garden, favoring the large Salvias at either end. They seem bolder this year, actually stopping a few feet from me, at eye level, regarding me with quizzical, almost challenging expressions.
Honeybee on Salvia 'Black & Blue'
Daddy Long Legs Spider on Persicaria 'Taurus'
Hummingbird and Salvia 'Purple Majesty'
Spider and Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
Honeybee on Rudbeckia Triloba
Daddy Long Legs on Echinacea 'Magnus'
Unknown Insect on Muhlenbergia Cappilaris
Ladybug on Pennisetum
Mystery Eggs on Pennisetum
Green Fly on Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'
Daddy Long Legs Spider on Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' bud
Honeybee on Agastache 'Blue Fortune'
Wasp on Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
Daddy Long Legs Spider on spent Echinacea 'Magnus' blossom