Late summer gardening

I was doing some garden work this weekend – pruning flowers, pulling weeds, and trying to tidy up a summer’s worth of growth.  We’ve had an unusually wet summer which has allowed some plants to grow like weeds (and even the weeds have been growing prolifically too!).  As I was going about my work I was surprised to find this grasshopper sitting and watching all I was doing.  He didn’t attempt to jump away, but rather he seemed content to be out in the open and observing.  He had a great place to sit, perched on the head of the black-eyed susan.  It’s always fun to find creatures in the garden, whether it’s grasshoppers, bees, butterflies, or even the occasional dried shell left behind by a cicada.  Within a few weeks many of the creatures will have left the area in preparation for fall and then winter.  And hopefully my pruning will be done and the garden beds will be put to rest and covered before the first snowfall.

2 thoughts on “Late summer gardening

  1. Donkey Whisperer Farm August 28, 2011 / 10:56 pm

    Love to garden have some beautiful garden and donkey photos on my blog you may want to check it out.

    Beautiful photos!

  2. joani August 29, 2011 / 11:23 am

    Mmmmm grasshoper. I haven’t seen one in a long time. They have their history in the midwest. The combination of colors with the blessing of nature make it a creation not matched. Thanks for taking time to smell the roses…….

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