Great shots everyone. It is clearly Lily time! And the bees and other insects are doing pretty good as well.
You may remember that some time ago I posted shots of this thorny contraption:
The plant is anywhere between 2 and 6 feet (up to 2 meters) tall. At the time, several weeks ago, I wondered if the thing was going to do anything flower-wise, or that this wasit. Well, it took quite a few weeks, but finally:
Apparently this plant has one or two bands of flowers that move over the flower structure. Here is one with two bands:
I don't want to leave you beeless:
It looks as if the band around the middle is starting to split and move to the outsides, so maybe that is the pattern.