Lots of Chinati Checkerspots around. I thought this one in among the flowers was pretty. Forgot what the flowers are. (Update: Someone told me they think the flowers are Blackfoot Daisies)
The bees are gone. Here are a few pics of the process. I wasn't here at the time (yesterday) so these photos were taken by Tanya. They said it's a new hive and probably hadn't been there more than a week.
|Chuck Reburn (niece Tanya's husband) getting his smoker ready|
|Ready for transport to Austin|
My friend, Bonnie Wunderlich, kindly allowed me to share her photos of this interesting ocotillo blooming. Seems to be some sort of albino mutant. Taken near Big Bend National Park. Thanks, Bonnie.
|Close up from same ocotillo|
This is probably as intense as my rue (Ruta Graveolens) is going to bloom but I'm just happy it's alive.
And although I have a lot more photos from today, I'll just add one more. Right before dark an Elf Owl dove into this agave stalk. All I had on me was my little Lumix camera so a bad photo. I should have gone and got my Canon but it looked sharp through the camera lens so I thought it would be. Lesson learned.
Lots more people coming tomorrow. Lots more pics, I'm sure.