A Somewhat Rare Sighting

This is not in the same league as Nessie or Bigfoot, but as I was attempting to photograph a lady bug on Queen’s Anne lace yesterday, a honey bee arrived to steal the show. A bit of online research reveals that bees seldom visit a plant that is—according to the US Department of Agriculture—a noxious weed.


True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.  — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Dreaming of Provence

The Provence region in southeastern France is renowned for its artful fields of lavender, but until I go there I’ll be satisfied with the short row Kathy has planted along the path from our house to the garden. Honeybees like it, too.