Busy As . . .

You know the expression . . .  As summer transitions into autumn, the bees are busy.  This time of year, you’ll find them on the seedum.


The are harvesting those last loads nectar before the season ends.


No time to play.  Must seize the day.  Carpe diem.

Meanwhile, out at the barn.  Another creature is looking for a different kind of meal.


This is the largest mantis that I have seen.  I frequently find these on the seedum, but not this day.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

4 thoughts on “Busy As . . .

  1. Such nice pictures of the bees and the praying mantis…Have seen lots of bees in my lifetime, but these look especially nice on the flowers. Am always thrilled to see a praying mantis , but don’t see them very often!

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