At this time of year, the evening sun shines directly on the East side of our garden. It was very still this particular evening and the bees were having a fine time. As usual, they pay a lot of attention to the lavender.

There is a penstemon in the garden because of its reputation for attracting hummingbirds. We've never seen a hummingbird visit the penstemon, perhaps because they'd rather use our hummingbird feeder. However, the bees like it.

Here's one just entering a flower.

When they get all the way in, they almost disappear.

The star visitor was this dragonfly.

It had a very dramatic wing pattern.