This morning I checked the bees to see if the queen is producing brood. Yes, she is as you can see below. These were package bees I have had them now 16 days, it won't be long before the first brood hatches.
Sometimes the weeds don't get pulled in out garden beds. The birds must have planted this in the front flower bed, it is Yellow Moth Mullein, Verbascum blattaria. When I get home it has no flowers, in the morning it opens up, perhaps at night too.
Other items, we had a Eastern Painted Turtle about to lay eggs in the garden. I broke the rule of nature photography and moved in with the camera and took photos. She left the site without laying her eggs. A reminder we must observe and record, never interfere.
Last thing you get a kick out of this. Meg's sister lives in Chapel Hill, right on the bus route in town. Tonight she had a deer giving birth in her tiny backyard!