Flowers of sophora, ranunculus and california poppy

California poppy is favorite among bees as well. It is a drought tolerant as compared to iceland poppies. Most common color is this yellow one.
bee on california poppy4 Flowers of sophora, ranunculus and california poppy
And they look great in masses.
california poppy2 Flowers of sophora, ranunculus and california poppy

Sophora secundiflora with synonym Calia secundiflora also called shama here. One of most fragrant flowers i have ever come across. Fragrance is just like grape sode and resembles hyacinth. Bees love it too. Fragrance wafts in the air. A slow growing plant, it takes some time to reach flowering height. The other species common in lahore is sophora tomentosa with yellow flowers but with no fragrance. This Shot is taken in lawrence gardens lahore.
sophora2 Flowers of sophora, ranunculus and california poppy

Ranunculus grown from corms/tubers. Blooming right under my neem tree.
ranunculus2 Flowers of sophora, ranunculus and california poppy

Just another bee trying to get inside this blue flower. Any help with the ID will be appreciated.
bee on blue flower2 Flowers of sophora, ranunculus and california poppy

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17 Responses

  1. Nance says:

    I love your photography! They are all amazing shots on lovely flowers!

  2. eileeninmd says:

    Beautiful photos and flowers. The poppies are one of my favorites, I love them.

  3. Liz says:

    Beautiful shots.

    Have a fabulous week!

    My Mellow Yellow.

  4. chubskulit says:

    Gorgeous!

    Please come see my flower, have a great week ahead.

  5. Kala says:

    Gorgeous colors and details. Well done again!

  6. Beautiful flowers and great shots!

  7. clavs says:

    wow! I like the yellow flower…
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  8. GrandmaK says:

    What grand and beautiful pictures! The colors are so wonderful the closeups of the bees are very well done! Have a great day! Cathy

  9. Flowers that attract the pollinators are the best. Great shots.

  10. What fabulous photos! My fave is the ranunculus. Beautiful.

  11. Anne says:

    Those are lovely stunning flowers. It is so relaxing to the eyes
    Mellow Yellow Monday

  12. California poppies are always so bright and cheerful!

    A TOUCH OF THE GOLD

    They say just a touch of the gold
    Will make even timid ones bold;
    Try yellow, not blue,
    And bright amber too—
    And don’t be left out in the cold!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Old Man, Yellow Background

  13. Shobha says:

    All I can say is WOW… WOW ….WOW !

    Amazilngly beautiful…

  14. Having joined Mosaic Monday this week I am now enjoying blog hopping around the world admiring everyone else’s beautiful photography and gaining inspiration. It cheers me when so much of the world around us is in turmoil for one reason or another.

    I am also a keen gardener so I love the name of your blog and those photos are beautiful.

  15. Stunning flower photos! Wonderful photography.

  16. Hannah PNW says:

    Lovely photos! I wish I had a camera/lens that could take bees like that. Your last photo is not a bee but a fly that imitates a bee. There are several of these flies, like Syrphid, Tachinid, and Drone. They have short stubby antennae instead of long ones with elbows like a bee, fly eyes and mouthparts, which usually stick out for me, and only 2 wings instead of 4 like a bee. They usually prey upon or parasitize bad insects, so are good insects. I am always amused to see them.

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