In the garden: Dreams (or plans) coming true
Actually, I'm not sure if this fly is a pollinator or not. But it's certainly acting like one!
Here, however, is my real dream (for which I planned): A butterfly! A fritillary, I believe, and you can see how their wing pattern works for camouflage.
The basil patch is next to the little fountain, and the basil is flowering, and bees and all sorts of pollinators are going gagga over it.
And one reason I put the fountain in was to attract pollinators. Of course, I can't prove that the butterfly stopped for a drink; but I do know I've never seen one perched on the basil, which has been there for several years (although this year the patch is truly magnificent).
Wow, one hummingbird just chased another one of of the yard, swooping by about three feet over my head!