Every morning this wren visits the front porch. I like to think it's always the same little bird, but of course it may be any one of the family that has been hanging out here, nesting in Spring for several years and presenting us with new babies. It usually sits on the back of the wicker chair, looks in the dining room window, chirps a few times, then flies off. Am I dreaming in thinking that it comes to say "good morning" as I sit here blogging and e-mailing? Perhaps. But what a sweet dream.
Front porch - Carolina wren in Autumn
The sedum is still attracting numerous bees, still preferring the tiny delicate flowers to the nearby bold chrysanthemums. They hang around all day and thankfully have not attacked me as I go about garden chores in this area - pruning, weeding, mulching, watering etc. These two were pushing and shoving, both interested in sampling the sweet nectar from the same flowerhead.
I did notice on the recent first cool, cloudy morning, the bees seemed to be sleeping on the flowers, staying very still and not moving when I gently tapped the plant - when the sun came out they started buzzing around again.
These last of the Summer visitors are so welcome in the garden and right now the good weather has brought them the best blooms of the year to enjoy in the perfect Autumn sunshine.