Humans aren’t the only ones harvesting and preserving at this time of year.
Bees are taking full advantage of the heavy bloom of asters and chrysanthemums. I watched this one for a few minutes this afternoon.
Those orange bulges on its legs are pollen baskets. The insect presses the collected pollen into these small cavities to transport it back to the hive.
I hope you get a few quiet moments to observe these fascinating creatures. Happy fall!