We only had one pretty Mum to bloom this Fall. She had two Chrysanthemums that she bought potted last year and they were beautiful. They both came back in the spring, all pretty and green, but only one of them survived to the Fall to be loaded with pretty yellow blooms.
Yesterday, she noticed that it had become quite attractive to the Bumblebees. There must have been 20 or so all over the plant.
Those were a couple of the shots She got that came out fairly decent.
While looking at the Bumblebees, she noticed this guy hanging out there as well.
We don’t have a clue what he is, but we really dig his orange Hawaiian shirt! *
He might be snacking on the Mum for all we know, but he was much too interesting looking to be disturbed.
Speaking of bugs, though, something has begun to really “bug” He and She. This:
Yes, they still love him (we all do actually), but after all the work (literally blood, sweat and tears) they put into making a nice home for him with a huge fenced in yard – he has decided it would be fun to dig out and visit about the neighborhood. We’ve been lucky in that on each occasion, he has gone to our closest neighbors, who also are our closest friends, and they have given He and She a call. As a result, Gily has had to become re-acquainted with his old nemesis, the cable. He and She put a little work into the fence yesterday by using some chicken wire on the ground to patch the places he had dug. They had only been at work an hour this morning when they got another call. They are both quite disappointed and disheartened by this.
Now, they are considering invisible fencing. It seems to be a good option for them, and if it isn’t completely cost prohibitive, will probably go in that direction. Wow. Who knew dogs could be so high maintenance? We cats don’t really have a problem with it – he is certainly making us look better. I mean, who wouldn’t be happy with this life?
Pssst. Hey, dope…STAY HOME!
Wish us luck – we are trying to give He and She a lot of extra attention to keep their minds off the problem child.
*Edited to Add – this is an Ailanthus Webworm Moth