We have lots of gloriosa lilies in the backyard right now–you can see more in the background behind this lily.

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Young anole climbing in a basil plant.

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A honey bee enjoying a basil flower.

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This one is probably a wasp in the basil–it’s larger than the honey bee with different coloring and markings.

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This anole had just captured a moth and was finishing up her meal.

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Still a bit left.

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I’ve been seeing Mississippi kites recently, usually two or even three at the time. They don’t have the forked tail and crisp black and white coloring of the Swallow-tailed kite, but they soar and swoop through the sky just as gracefully.

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