This Space for Rent

ce n'est pas une abeille

[A nectar-eating fly]

I was planning on pottering around the yard a bit this afternoon, but as I went outside I saw this gorgeous fly flitting around the mintpatch, so I had to take some pictures of it. It's huge! (I'm guessing it is about twice as large as the bumblebee in the last post) and was not the sort of thing that I'd be likely to miss even if I wasn't already looking to see if there was anything interesting flying around the briar patch.