Fallout from my whim to "rip out lawn and plant flowers", year three, with a wink at our bees friends, many of which meander at the .

Jewel colors in a bouquet of echinacea, yarrow, agastache, coreopsis and rudebeckia.

A bumblebee on some "smartie" dahlias.

Super close-up of intricate ipomopsis, AKA "standing cypress", grown from seed. It didn't flower last year and I transplanted it to a sunnier spot. This year it and one other grew over 7 feet tall and ended up bending sideways. This is a flower that hummingbirds love because their beaks alone are long enough to get the nectar.

All the moar .

🏡 :ecostead: 🦋 🐝

Highlights of today's adventures with Aunt Shawnee and the teenage mutant ninja nephew and niece included ... deer.

A young male and female white-tailed deer. In a field of daisies? Not even kidding. @Kuroshitsujinamui1102 may even have a better pic.

The first crappy week o'work I've had in a loooong time has come to an end; for that I am grateful. To a better week next, I hope. 🙏

Some dahlia Kogane fubuki popping today, happy clarkia elegans behind it.

My day job is writing documentation for developers who work in what is perhaps the most hyped buzz phrase industry today: Artificial Intelligence.

Those who work in AI know that really, it is just a fancy way of saying math. Computers can do math astoundingly fast (this is AKA Machine Learning), which means they can distinguish patterns astoundingly fast. The application of a "known" pattern to a new scenario to achieve a predictable and desired result is the gist of what most AI does.

Conversely, nature has what is more aptly described as "Natural" Intelligence. Every single plant that bursts with seed pods has inherent engineering to maximize success for that plant's "known" pattern ... it rallies and sometimes flocks with others of its kind to further ensure that its cycle can repeat itself and sustain its unique imprint of and on life.

Of course, we can honor their efforts with more

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