Butterflies and bees,

Feeding on flowers —

Autumn’s bounty.




As I write this there are eight Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterflies feeding on the tall verbena plants (Verbena bonariensis) in the garden border.  It is a joy to watch them flit from one flower to another, as the plants sway in the gentle breeze.  Even as I look down to focus on the book where I write, their shadows dance gracefully across the page.

Autumn is harvest time; the gathering in of summer’s bounty.  Isn’t that what we should all be doing?

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