Actually the 'backyard' I'm referring to is a sitting area right outside my office building. Yesterday's weather was so unbelievably beautiful I just couldn't help but inhale my lunch and head outside with my camera. I even pushed the envelope and lingered longer than the customary one hour. Can you blame me!
I found these flowers growing around a reflecting pool. At 2 PM, the bright overhead sun came through the surrounding trees showing these beauties as if they were center stage, in the spotlight.
I was even lucky enough to catch that little bee (below) coming in for a late lunch.