This monarch butterfly is enjoying the nectar from this fragrant flowering Abelia bush. The bush attracts many bees, butterflies, hummingbirds each year when it is blooming from June through October. The flowers on this bush are so wonderfully fragrant, the scent wafts through our windows so that we may enjoy the scent indoors as well as while we're in the yard.
And, below in a photo is a baby hummingbird enjoying a meal from this same Abelia. Our cell phone camera was not able to capture the image as clearly as we would have liked so we shall try again and update the image when we see this little guy again.