I love this time of year. The last few days have been a little on the warm side, but everything I look at seems to be yellow and gold. This includes the grass…we haven’t had much rain. My butterfly/hummingbird garden looks lovely right now with lots of birds, bees and butterflies. Though the bees willingly pose for me on the flowers, the butterflies, hummingbirds and goldfinches are a little more flighty and will not sit still long enough for me to snap a shot. I did manage to catch a monarch at rest,
There were lots of other little bugs including this very attractive green beetle. I have no idea what kind of bug it was, but he was enjoying a snack of cosmos petal.
I also had to include a picture of this crane. I went back to the West Lake Nature Preserve and came upon two cranes, very close to an observation deck in the Marsh Trail. Very cool.