The lavender smells so good this time of year even the bees can't stay away from it. I wonder where I can find some lavender honey...
Here's Fly hanging out one afternoon on a lime leaf. The pinkish-purple petunias behind just so happened to make a nice colour for a natural backdrop.
Gazania flowers open and close with the daylight and are a drought-resistant flower. After a light morning sprinkle and before the heat of the day evaporated them, water droplets settled on Gazania petals in the back garden.
Daylilies come up every year in the garden, serving as a popular rest stop for butterflies, bees and anyone else seeking pollen.
Everybody enjoys the picturesque views in BC. Even Blue Heron here, who appears to be relaxing and taking in a view of Lost Lagoon from a seemingly perfect vantage point. Three Blue Herons ended up making an appearance that afternoon. I've never seen so many together at the same time.
Possible captions for this photo could be "Walking on Top of the World", "Jumping for Joy", "Celebrating Nature", "Up Upon High". What was actually being said at the time was more along the lines of, "Oh shoot! Ok, try it again. Ready? On the count of 3. One, two, THREE!"
One of the few plants that flowers naturally in the colour blue. It's Alaska's State Flower too. It's the forget-me-not.
I know horses are smart, but didn't know they can read too. Going across the Causeway at Stanley Park is tricky enough, so good thing there's signs for everybody.
Amongst a field of mainly mini wild daisies, this buttercup is a head above the rest. I bet it feels like the tallest kid in school.
Interesting how the perspective changes your view of the world; I never would have known that these petals are actually little tubes without having looked at them in macro.