(My co-worker just told me the flowers are Swamp Black-eyed Susans [or Swamp Coneflowers]. Basically rudbeckia maxima instead of rudbeckia hirta. Don’t think I’ll change the title of the post, though. I like it too much 8^).
I’m not totally sure what these flowers are, but I believe they’re Gloriosa Daisy hybrids – also called Indian Summer. A co-worker planted them right outside the office, and they’ve grown to be about four or five feet tall. In March, there’re just a bunch of burnt-looking seed heads left atop tall spindly stalks – but these shots are from last year. You might see a bee or butterfly, if you look carefully.
I seem to catch accidental glimpses of insects more often than not.