Saturday, June 15, 2013
Mock Orange Visitors
This is a variety of mock orange I don't see very often. It has four petals with that tinge of pink near the nectaries, which makes me think this would be the best variety for bee visitors. It was about 6:30 pm when I took this photograph. Most bees had gone in for the evening, but the aphid eaters were busy at work.
This is a ladybug pupae, conspicuous against the creamy white petal. These bushes are filling the dusky humid air with a heady scent, redolent of jasmine. They will provide the "smell track" to my evening's entertainment: watching murder mysteries in exotic climates.