This gorgeous plant photographed at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.  It is one of the best providers of natural nectar for hummingbirds. On Today’s Date in the Past: Grasshopper One Thing, Three Ways:  Corks

I couldn’t chose between these two photographs of pink flax, so I thought I’d post both.  Do you have a preference?  Any other feedback for me? Pink Flax Photo #1. Pink Flax Photo #2.

In comparison to the new shot below, here is a post from approximately three years ago featuring white daisies.  I think there is a huge improvement in my photos, and that’s so exciting to see!

It feels like years since it’s been here! While some parts of the country are dealing with drought conditions, the Midwest has experienced a very wet spring.  The wildflowers in my garden seem as desperate for the sunshine as the rest of us living creatures.

Speaking of attracting pollinators into my garden, I don’t believe this flying insect landing a sage flower is a bee but rather a type of fly called a hover fly or a flower fly. Unlike a bee, it doesn’t have a stinger.  Like a bee, it helps with pollination.  Sounds like a win/win to me!