The big male screen door anole is continuing to get braver all the time. He likes to sit on the side of the screen door frame, looking in through the glass. I can walk up to the door and look back at him without his running away. I’ve been able to take photos of him through the glass before, but today I got closer than ever while he just sat watching me.

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Our basil is flowering and I learned last year that honey bees love the basil flowers. I’ve been watching for some bees to appear and today a bee arrived.

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Bee half-buried in a flower.

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And a moment later as it drew away. You can see the pollen on its leg.

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One more of the bee in the basil flowers.

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