One wonderful discovery is the nest just outside the front porch. I have only caught fleeting glimpses of the female, but finally learned that I have a Northern Cardinal nest. She is very shy, and the nest is quite well concealed. It would have escaped my attention except that I startled her off the nest late at night when I took the dog out.
honey bee on purple coneflower
daylily (and one of the few surviving daylilies transplanted from my garden in KS)
dwarf crepe myrtles