I've been away from my own computer for over two weeks. About nine of those days were spent up at the cottage away from a internet connection. It's going to be a while before I can catch up but I'll be visiting, posting and replying to comments again before too long. Hopefully.
When we cross the street in front of Frank's place, we find ourselves in a beautiful piece of land complete with fertile fields, a meandering creek and a small butterfly garden. Earlier this summer, another butterfly garden was built not too far from the pond in my own local park. We're very lucky to have such lovely sights to see so close to our respective homes.
Asters attract all sorts of beautiful insects including the wonderful Monarch as it pauses during its migration. This one danced around from flower to flower until it finally sat still long enough to pose for this photo.
A busy bee buzzed around nearby.
And an interesting little yellow-green beetle tip-toed around the petals.
Jerusalem Artichoke grows wild and tall in the field.
These fluffy pink plants were growing at my local park.
Head bent, seeds gone and petals withered - this sunflower has seen better days.
I'll be back in a few days with some autumn leaves