Tiny green, luminescent bees dance around the pink petals of cosmos flowers. It's a stunning color combination and one which is often missed as gardeners are overwhelmed with chores this time of the year.
Even though the garden is thriving with all the rain, the weeds are doing even better. With so many jobs to do and so little time, it can be difficult to stop and observe the magical tiny creatures which help us garden.
Those wild patches of weeds are great for the good bugs, so they have a purpose. At least it's a good excuse until there's time to clean things up.
Growing without chemicals also gives all the pollinators and other insects a chance to create a balance in the garden. Nature does do a great job of making things work, without our interference.
Slow down and explore the plants in the garden. It's fun to take a few minutes to closely look at what's going on in there, you might be surprised at the beautiful things happening right under your nose.