My lavender is on the cusp of blooming. Some other creatures are enjoying the lavender too – like this stripped ladybug.

These baby grasshoppers.

baby grasshopper in my lavendar

Baby Grasshopper

I thought this was a leaf and was trying to pluck it out of the lavender. I pulled the leaves aside and discovered a hornet nest!

hornet nest in my lavendar

Gardening is quickly becoming a dangerous pastime.