Friday, September 30, 2011

Bumble Bees

Autumn has really started the garden winding down for the year.  It's  become messy with the weeds and dead leaves. There are fewer flowers now and the colors are more subtle. As I was walking through the garden and thinking about how the late weeds should be really be dealt with, I couldn't help but notice the bumble bees. They're all over the garden. I like bumble bees. They are never very aggressive, particularly when they are feeding, but these late season bees act like they're drunk. They loll about in the sun ,their job just about over. They will all die shortly, leaving only the new queen to overwinter and establish a new colony next Spring. Enjoy life while you can.

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