Azalea leaves

It was so beautiful and warm today, all I want to do is show off more pretty leaves. Two little clumps of azalea. In the spring, one has white flowers and the other has pink. Now their leaves are turning different colors, in pretty mottled clumps.

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Syrphid fly?

Here’s some more flowers the bees are visiting. Not to mention another example of why the violets get free rein in my yard: they look nice next to the azaleas. Yesterday I thought I saw a bumblebee, but its buzz had that whiny fly quality. Probably a syrphid fly; they look a lot like bees […]

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