We are now into October, the middle month of autumn and it is true that the nights are chilly even if the odd day has a bit of warmth when the sun shines,
You know the cold is coming when late into the night you see the stars of Orion peeping over the rooftops.
Nonetheless, there are still pollinators about; large white butterflies to watch while I have my tea at Rumbles cafe, and bees and wasps upon ivy flowers, sedum and - at my workplace - coral berry flowers which are a major attraction for both bees and bumbles alike in this late season.
I always find joy in their autumn flight, it takes my mind off the "dead months" until the snowdrops appear in December.
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