After several cool, gray days and a gully-washer of a rainstorm yesterday, the sunshine was sheer delight today.
While checking out the backyard and patio, I heard the distinctive humming of a bumble bee.
I looked up toward the neighbor's ivy vines, and sure enough, there was a large yellow-faced bumble bee resting on a leaf. It was the first I've seen in several months.
Of course, I wanted to take a photo of the bumble bee, and ran indoors to get my camera.
Alas, the great bumble bee was no longer there.
Instead a hover fly appeared, very interested in a group of ivy buds.
Standing on an ivy bud, wings in action.
Must be very tasty buds.