Moseyed home to arrange the flowers I bought yesterday. Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers. If there's a more festive summer bloomer, I don't know what it is...
One of this morning's barn chores, was to knock down the new wasp nests in the wash stall.
|These mud wasps can be very destructive. Had to replace the controls on our gas grill a few years ago because of them.|
|The inside of a mud nest.|
|Beetle on the gate.|
|Beetles destroying a Knockout rose. To add insult to injury, they appear to be making "beetle whoopie" in there.|
|Butterfly on a black-eyed susan.|
|Found it interesting that the plain little mousy butterfly chose the spent, mousy flower. Camouflage, I suppose, unless butterflies have self-esteem issues.|
|It's very difficult to get a good shot of a dragonfly. Can't tell you how many fuzzy shots I deleted. It's okay though, you're worth it.|
|This was the biggest bee I've ever seen, much larger than the ones that have been buzzing around my lavender.|
|Found this huge beetle in the water trough.|
|Butterfly on the butterfly bush.|