so, the old computer died and I'm getting used to the new one. Here's a few of my recent favorite pics to get back in the blogging habit.

top-of-post: lavender cotton is finally starting to recover from rabbit-pruning and seems to enjoy our drought. I hope it survives the winter.

The wool-carder bees are moving pretty slow as the temperature drops but they are still enjoying the goldenrod.

below: these golden oleander aphids caught my eye on the swamp milkweed (asclepsias incarnata). I should probably look into how to get rid of them but I think that can wait for next spring