After a much appreciated one-inch rain, I decided to check out the back yard and blow a few bubbles. I always enjoy bubbles and they are especially amazing after a rain when everything is still wet and the humidity is high.
I was intrigued by the way these two Sundrop blossoms (Oenothera fruticosa) held this bubble.
A short time later the bubble was gone, but I noticed the Sundrops had attracted a Hoverfly (sometimes called Flower Fly). Tip: click the image to see it larger.
According to Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, Hoverflies can indeed hover – similar to a helicopter. They are also an important predator of aphids.
I’ll continue to enjoy the bright yellow Sundrop blossoms, and the bubble and Hoverfly were an extra treat.