White wildflower holding its head up after a heavy rain and after the peak of its blooming.
Bumble bee is dwarfed by the big sunflower whose pollen it will carry. The plant, part of a church garden, was well over 8 feet tall. At its feet, mint, basil, nasturtium and tomato plants.
The foliage around Little Rock is mostly green. It’s as if the drought-stressed trees that managed to retain their leaves are trying to get one last blast of photosynthesis in before autumn leaf drop. Peering out the office window, this clump of red was like a beacon in an ocean of green. The red turned out to be a clump of lycoris, known as naked ladies or surprise lilies, since they seem to spring out of the ground with no warning.
Feels more like Florida than Arkansas in winter today. Daffodils have run amok everywhere, as have henbit, spring beauties, dandelions, quinces and even the tree buds are swelling, getting ready to birth the first leaves.
The lawn this afternoon was full of tiny flowers that look like four-petaled forget-me-nots and the mysterious sweet jasmine-like flowers that pull honeybees out of hiding.