Yesterday was such a beautiful day and a good day to spend with my camera outside. I have not taken time to get any photos this summer of my beautiful flower beds and yesterday I tried to get some close up shots of a few.Probably one of the last roses this summer, and this one has such a lovely scent too.The bumble bees, flies, wasps and other insects really like the sedum flowers. They leave you alone if you leave them alone and believe me I do not want to make a bumble bee mad. I used my zoom lens and cropped the photos to get the close views of them. Don’t their wings look like plastic? Lantana is one of my favorite flowers as it grows so easily and this variety is such fun with the multicolored flowers.Even a dandelion seed head can be beautiful but I sure snapped it off and disposed of it after taking it’s photo! Grasshoppers are such voracious plant eaters but luckily I didn’t have too many munching on my garden this summer. The fall mums are just starting to bloom so will have bursts of color until we have our first freeze.