Do you suppose that insects, like bees, can have allergies to pollen, the way humans and other mammals can? I hope the one just below isn't allergic to the pollen it is coated in. The bee was moving very slowly. I didn't hear any little sneezes, however.
That was a summery moment. Yesterday and the day before, though, I started noticing signs of fall. Maybe it's because the weather has been so dry that some of the leaves are turning brown, red, or gold — autumn colors. Or maybe it's because the mornings are cool and the afternoons are still very warm, or even hot.
Maybe it's because the days are getting perceptibly shorter. That full moon we had a couple of days ago might have had something to do with it.
Sometimes I think I might just be getting used to having seasons again, after nearly 20 years on the California coast without them. You end up looking forward to the next one.
« Petit à petit, l'oiseau fait son nid », goes a well-known French saying. "Little by little, the bird makes its nest." That's what's happening here.
Now it's time to go out and water the garden.