Mid-day during the summer months, venturing out into the backyard can be quite an adventure. I have to not only deal with the heat and humidity, but I also have to dodge flying insects! When it’s lunchtime, it seems to be their lunchtime as well. So if I try to pick some vegetables from the garden, I need to watch out for those bees!
Last year, it was the same thing. Bees everywhere.
Coneflowers are such pretty perennial flowers, but even prettier when adored with a bee.
Now these are weeds. What’s worse is that they are weeds with thorns, so not easy to deal with. These bees don’t seem to see a problem with them.
This bee is caught in flight!
Here is another weed with a bee. This weed has an interesting and dramatic look to it, which is my excuse for not weeding it.
I never tire of dragonflies.
This caterpillar looks a little mean with all its spikes. I inadvertently brushed against a similar caterpillar with spikes (except yellow), and I got a bad rash afterwards. Beware of spiky insects. Notice how the fly in the upper left corner is even staying away.
And finally a moth on our butterfly bush. He couldn’t be happier!