Friday we came upon this still blooming Soapwort Gentian while collecting seeds at Campbell Prairie. It was nestled in amongst thick dried grasses and so survived our first hard frost. Most flowers have long since gone to seed - even the asters.
This prompted me to look for lingering blooms in my garden.
Johnny Jump Up
cultivated Turtle Head
While out taking these photos today I ran into a bee - taking advantage of the nectar remaining.