I never knew why these flowers were called 'storm lillies".
Now I do. The minute the storms built up and the rains came the lillies bloomed. They are just so pretty.
And they are covered with native bees who love their nectar. Usually the native bees just look like little black insects,
That black speck is one. They look like this close up.
But I saw a blue banded one the other day. These are native bees also and are just so different that I had to get on line and research them. ( I couldn't get a picture on my phone.)
One good thing about the rains is that it will give all the trees I have planted a good start. Even my Agapanthas are blooming.
The bad thing is the mosquitoes. We have Barmar Forest and Ross River Fever virus cases and some one tested positive for Dengue Fever. My sons had that when they were small when we lived up north. I thought that they might have died they were so ill. The hospital and the doctors were worried about that as well but they both recovered, although it was weeks before they could walk again.
My daily routine now includes putting on insect repellent twice a day, without fail along with wearing a mask when I go shopping. As if we don't have enough to worry about with Covid?