I've been looking at the flowers on a row of hibiscus bushes a few feet from my house for months. They keep on blooming and entertaining me on my walks. Love the colors in this photo.
A little farther one, I saw some striking gaillardia flowers. The honeybee was a bonus.
honeybee on gaillardia_crop 2_P1030180
But wait, there's more. I didn't see the tiny spider to the left and slightly above the bee until I viewed the magnified image on my PC.
honeybee on gaillardia_with tiny spider_P1030180
Years ago, we had African daisies like these in our back yard. Lesley calls them freeway daisies because they were once planted along Calif. highways. A fly was visiting this flower.
freeway daisy_with fly_P1030263
Lots of honeybees around today. It was a pleasure to see a native carpenter bee on this red sage flower. Trust me, there is a flower behind the bee.
Pleasing colors, pleasing shapes and lovely light. Lilies of the Nile are a very common front yard flower but I haven't tired of them yet.
blue lilies of the nile_P1030240
Looks as though this honeybee is on stage in the spotlight.
honeybee on pink flower_P1030189
Pink sepals I think. They certainly add to the beauty of the white flowers.
A soft red purple color in light shade.
This flower of the same bush was in deeper shade and was itself a deeper blue purple.
Yet another honeybee. Some cooperated and some moved too quickly for me to capture.
honeybee on oleander_P1030211
I hadn't seen pink geraniums like these on my walks this year. A new pleasure.
A closeup of the flowers.
A clump of white lilies of the Nile caught my eye. A fly on one flower.
white lilies of the nile_with fly_P1030238
Lilies of the Nile are elegant in white as well as in blue.
white lilies of the nile_P1030239