This week, seasons is the challenge theme. Here in Southern Australia, summer is almost over, according to the calendar at least. We’ve had a week of cooler weather, which not everyone appreciates, and which seems to be confusing some plants. I have a plum tree sporting blossom, and I came across a lilac in bloom at Tarnagulla yesterday. Meanwhile, quinces are beginning to ripen, and the ornamental grape vine and a Japanese maple are working on autumn colour.
Go figure – I’m not sure what the season is, but the bees don’t care. They will keep gathering pollen and nectar wherever they can find them for as long as it lasts.