Hard at work

Hard at work 50930_StaatsEveryone is busy getting ready for fall, including the bees.  The asters are in full bloom in our backyard, and they seem to be a magnet for the bees.  It’s exciting to see all the activity; I wonder at all the flying and flitting around that they do.  It was fascinating to observe this one bee as he moved from bloom to bloom, stopping for short while and then moving on to another.  Our summer-like weather has yet to turn over to fall temperatures, so he’s like all of us – busily trying to get all those jobs and tasks done that we’ve put off hoping that summer would last longer than September.