Our friend Gary has been stuck in hospital for over two weeks, so I thought I would take some pics of my garden flowers for him, since he can't get outside, something he normally enjoys a lot. There isn't a whole lot left blooming right now. As warm as it's been lately, fall is definitely in the air.
A bumblebee and a honeybee were sharing a yellow coneflower this afternoon...
It wasn't all that warm when I took these, and both bees were a bit sluggish, but not too cold to fly!
Here's cosmos that self-seeded from last year's bounty...
A cold bumblebee on a big marigold...
And toad lilies. I LOVE toad lilies! They bloom in the fall when most of the other flowers have had it.
I have a couple of varieties.
They look tropical to me, but they survive our winters.
And calendula from seedlings my friend Pierre gave me.
I have dried a lot of calendula petals this summer and will use them in the soap I make.
Devil's trumpet or angel's trumpet or moonflower... it has many names!
Tristan enjoying a treat by the flowerbed.
I don't know what these are but I love them. Tammy the gardener took a clump from my mother-in-law's flower bed and brought them here. They are still blooming away!
And on the phlox...
...life and death drama! Spider got a meal. :)
Stella d'oro lily.
Sedum and black-eyed Susans and hosta, oh my!
The morning glories are hanging on.
Slightly out-of-focus lavender!
Hope you all have a good weekend. More Louise-kitty pics to come.