Currently in wasp observing mode, and I spotted a new one today. (I have been swotting up on the camera manual, so I thought I would test out a different setting.)
I don't know what kind of wasp it is, not a Common Wasp as in the nest, but it definitely looks like a wasp rather than a hoverfly.
However, enough of my nascent entymology skills, the business of the day was to push two barrow loads of soil improver up the hill to the plot, and spread it on the weeded squash bed.
That done I was a bit pooped, so after a bit of weeding and wasp watching it was time to go. The way home is looking very autumnal.
I was in the kitchen this afternoon slicing apples (Ribston pippins donated by MGG) for the dehydrator. I dip them in lemon juice to keep them white and into the dryer they go for about 8 hours.