One of these things is not like the other . . .
Lots of wasps around. No reason to be worried about these.
For the first photo, I was up close and personal (only inches away), using my 40mm lens. I moved very slowly, in hopes of not disturbing the wasps. There were lots of clouds, resulting in the white background. Or it may be overexposed.
The second photo was taken on a different day: fewer clouds, bluer sky, with my telephoto lens, 55mm-300mm.
The public swimming pools have closed and the back-to-school sales are over and done. Classes have already started in most of the school districts and the universities begin classes tomorrow. It’s still really hot in central Texas, but the change of the seasons is on its way.
I finally found some feeders that the finches like. Stock them with Black Oil Sunflower Seeds and voilà! Finches!