I spent all morning taking off the old wind-torn cover, cutting back roses and trumpet vine, and putting on a new cover on the canopy. We are covered again for another year or two.
I noticed the morning glories were blooming this evening. I think they got confused because it’s been cloudy, cold, and dark all day. The temperature stayed in the 40s F, that’s single-digits in C. The sunflowers stood in for the sun on this dark and dreary day.
Morning glory and clover seeds, with a sunflower in the bokeh.
Gweddïo Mantis is Praying Mantis in Welsh. I’ve been studying Welsh of late.
It turns out the weed flower is a Yellow Evening Primrose. Although it waits until dawn to bloom.
Several Primroses with Brown-eyed Susans, and Susan’s Cottonwood in the background.
shrivelled up blossoms from the day before.
These weed flowers open at dawn, close up soon after sunrise, and are shriveled up by noon.
Assassin Bug hanging out
A bee lands on the daisy and the Assassin Bug prepares to strike.
The Assassin Bug gets the bee.
Wings in a daisy
A Pearl Crescent butterfly gets a bite to eat.
A large native bee having breakfast.
A large, allusive red wasp quickly passes through.
A Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly wandering around on a daisy.