No Professional Photographers Allowed

This morning I decided to have some camera fun, so I went to the local university's botanic gardens. There are signs all over the place telling us there are no professional photographers allowed, per University of California policy. Well, I guess they haven't gotten the memo yet... the definition of "professional photographer" has gotten pretty slippery these days. Not having lights or models or even a tripod with me, I went on in and shot. I was more or less the only person there anyway. But I do have a new policy here at home: no UC regents allowed.

 European honeybee

European honeybee

 Gulf fritillary

Gulf fritillary

 Datura, also know as loco weed or jimson weed

Datura, also know as loco weed or jimson weed

 Prickly pear

Prickly pear

 Busy bees at a cactus flower

Busy bees at a cactus flower