According to the sign, these abundant and regularly-spaced knots on the branches of California-grown quince trees are bacterial galls. Found an old book describing them and saying the cause wan't well-determined yet:
Lots of these in the zinnias.
Going nuts in a California Poppy. Really pollen-y abdomen underside.
On a zinnia.
Multiple bees per dahlia flower.
A few of them going in penstemon flowers.
Torn & tattered.
End of the trail for this brave little hairstreak? Seemed to be making some progress in getting loose.
On an adjacent branch, a flower spider. I didn't think these used webs; and I think that it was only being opportunistic as the butterfly blundered into the remnants of an old web.
I should have stayed to watch, but could not.
Eating the wild mustard.
I had not seen the fruit before and while I got a good shot of a leaf, I guess I forgot to take one of the flower.
I went to the annul fund raiser and saw a bunch of great things.
The butterflies wouldn't stay still long enough to get even a bad pic.
Still retaining one breeding plume.