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Fleeting Moments

November 4th, 2009

I’ve been out working the garden just about every afternoon this week. We’ve been having wonderful weather. I still have one Queen Anne’s Lace plant that’s blooming long after the others have gone to seed. I’m not sure why this one lasted so long, but the insects sure are enjoying it. It’s like an oasis in the desert for them, it’s buzzing with activity!
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I spent some time watching all the different insects that came and went and was amazed at how many there were. Perhaps since most of the honeybees and larger solitary bees are not coming out any more with the cold weather I’m noticing the smaller insects more. Most of these insects are very small, some of them barely noticeable. I’m glad I saw these, what a wonderful fleeting moment.
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They won’t be around much longer. I’m hoping they all have eggs around the garden ready to burst forth next spring with new generation of pollinators ready to enjoy the gardens.

Have you noticed anything new lately?

2 Comments to “Fleeting Moments”
  1. Joe on November 4, 2009 at 5:54 am

    That last photo is excellent! Wow!
    .-= Joe´s last blog ..Agave =-.

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  2. June on November 4, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    I’ve also been watching how the insects flock to the parsley flowers as everything else dies down to suit the frost. Snow is forecast for tomorrow; soon I’ll have only the birds to watch.
    .-= June´s last blog ..Pizza oven part 5: The arch =-.

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