Au naturel

Dandy Lion with Bee
Leaving these flowers in the gravel driveway for the bees.  I tried to get closer, but this busy bee kept his distance.  I’m posting this in the category of flowers because wouldn’t be nice if we all thought of dandelions as flowers, not weeds to be exterminated.

Zinnia

I just love these annuals. I throw the seed on the ground in May and they grow and bloom profusely all summer into autumn. I always have a fresh supply of flowers for the house and the butterflies love 'em, too.