This very large butterfly visited a hanging flower basket outside my office window. I scrambled to get a picture and had to take it through the screen. It's a Western Tiger Swallowtail. I've seen this type before feeding on zinnias on the yard.
The Hidcote lavender along the front walkway is starting to bloom. This is classified as a true English lavender and it has a stronger scent than the Munstead lavender plants in the yard. The Munstead lavenders aren't blooming yet.
Geum is sometimes called a Grecian Rose. It grows on a tall stem and the flowers range from reds and oranges to bright yellows. A good cutting flower. It's usually done blooming in late June. The leaves are mainly at the base. They stay green and look fern-like the rest of the year.