I planted my marigold seeds late, and I wasn't sure I was going to get anything. All of a sudden they took off, and the one advantage is I've had them late into the season. One day when I came home I noticed a bunch of insects enjoying them, so I ran in and grabbed the camera.
It had been a while since I'd had any cooperative "models" from the insect world, I'd forgotten how much fun (and what a challenge!) they are to photograph--when they cooperate ;)
Another thing I love about this time of year is it is when Lands End starts running their phenomenal sales. Last year I did really well, this year I didn't need quite so much since I'm not working, but I did order 4 shirts that would normally have been $145 for $37--yay! My best bargain last year were the Christmas stockings I bought, I had been admiring those for years and 9 days before Christmas they were reduced enough for me to bite--$5.99 each with free monogramming. And they made it here for Christmas, I was totally impressed! I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that they keep running sales right up to Christmas like they did last year, I really want a new pair of corduroy pants, but I'm feeling cheap.