This rose has a hitchhiker

This rose has a hitchhiker on one of its petals. What looks like a small bee is actually a hoverfly. No, it is not a sweat bee, although many call it that. Hoverflies only have two wings. (Bees have four wings) It does like sweat on humans, and is also a great pollinator.

 

Same flowers two and four days later

The amazing progress of flowers as they grow and bloom

More blooms to come

More buds showing in background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two and four days ago we posted photos of one of our Asiatic Lilies and a rose bud just beginning to bloom. Today both plants displayed some great progress in the blooming arts, adding even more color to our backyard flower and herb garden.

The day for love

Wishing all our blogging friends a fun and Happy Valentine’s Day

 

 

 

 

It doesn’t matter whether you go out for a drink, share flowers or another gift, just have a warm and loving day with a special person. Spend your time together safely!

Yellow rose and blue petunia


 

 

 

 

 

Both of these flowers are in our herb and flower garden that we planted during our COVID-10 isolation. The yellow rose, pictured in yesterday’s post, has opened up and, as promised, is shining. We wanted to also share an image of this blue petunia.