More pictures from early November, when Aster 'Miss Bessie' was in full bloom and literally abuzz with insects. This aster is a great favorite of our native Bumblebees. The petals look to me like lavender ribbons as the flowers age.
Not the clearest of shots, but I like how it shows the fuzziness of the bee and the light glinting off the cellophane wings.
Upside down is just as easy as right side up.
Honeybees love Miss Bessie too.