Summer ended and with it the wildflowers, or so it seemed. So I’ve watched and found many wildflowers here are still trying to squeeze out the last bit of warmth from the season. Most have lost the luster of Spring. These are the ragtag determined ones.
The remaining wild flowers were buzzing with activity as the late season insects frantically try to make a living off so few blossoms.
Star thistle attracts all kinds of insects.
Star thistle and a Fritillary butterfly.
A wasp explorers this flower.
The hoverfly comes in for a landing.
Sage flowers with a passenger.
Unknown orange flower
Big black horntail on a mullein.
Hover fly on white flower.
Just for fun a quick watercolor sketch of a chicory bloom.