There has been too too too much dryness this year! This is a picture of Red Clover. It was taken three weeks ago. This patch happens to be next to a bee hive. This and other flowers around dried up. The bees were not able to collect nectar and pollen. I have been forced to leave the honey in the hives to allow the bees “their own groceries” to live off.
As you can see today, July 26, s012, one lone flower has emerged. This is the same grouping of plants as above, just after a few shots of rain. As a botanist, I can tell you that all plants even under severe stress will try and produce a flower-seed. NATURE IS GREAT! I am sure the bees are happy.