We found the most amazing poppies walking today.
The bug is not a bee or wasp, but a hoverfly (family Syrphidae); beyond that identification I won’t venture. They feed on nectar and pollen. And you can see the wee bits of pollen dust all over the petal behind it.
The dianthus is blooming.
… and blue. This is some kind of ornamental (?) onion that pops up in the lavender bed every year. It’s very subtle but I really like it.
A few photos from around the yard.
Crocuses are just endlessly fascinating.