This lovely little male specimen was warming up in the sunshine when we (oldest and I) snapped this picture.
They visit us pretty much all summer and most of the fall, but not becuase we are good company. They come for the food.
Specifically, this food. Butterfly weed.
Another sign of fall...the pumpkin patch. This was our first batch (we've since added about 30 to the pile) after it had already been pretty well picked over. For the rest of October, my days will be spent sitting with the pumpkins at the pumpkin stand.
Which means, I will have some free time between customers to do...
Crochet! This modest little fellow is Sherman, Oldest's doll and my new model.
He is currently wearing the blue scarf I designed for a Christmas swap...hopefully nobody in that swap has my blogger address.
Also, while sitting at the pumpkin stand, I've been working on finally finishing Middle's sweater, doll clothes for oldest for Christmas, and a really cute fall/Halloween table runner.
And, just to leave you all with a smile, here's a funny little blast from the past.