Photo Essay

Bees, Butterflies and Asters

Bee after rain on Aster

Several years ago our late friend Florence shared with us some Aster seeds from her garden ...Although she passed away a few years ago, we see the Asters every Autumn. Flowers grow on the earth as a reminder of those who have gone on before us who left the seeds of friendship behind to remember them by...

When the Asters first began to bud this fall with just a few flowers...It started out slowly with only one bumble bee who came to pollinate in rainy weather, but when more flowers opened more bees and butterflies arrived ( of which we are seeing .mostly the Painted Lady species with a few Monarchs.) .I thought it would be the end of the Asters when we had a heavy rain storm with hail stones...After my husband tied the stems up and got them off the ground the Asters revived to grow stronger.


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3 responses

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (30 Sep 2019):

    A remarkable series of photos, so timely too as the asters are truly the flowers of autumn. Perfect timing, gorgeous tones and detail and an excellent narrative! Gets my vote!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (30 Sep 2019):

    Thank you very much Heather for nominating my photo essay. It
    is truly appreciated..I look forward to seeing the Asters every fall.
    Today the Asters looked drenched and cold from yesterdays rain
    and they badly need the warmth of sunshine. I am glad that I shot the pictures that I did between so many rainy days!:-).

  • Herbert Andrew Dutton

    Herbert Andrew Dutton   gave props (1 Oct 2019):

    Great images and photo essay! Gets my vote!

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