A common honeybee (Apis mellifera) takes advantage of the pollen on the numerous stamen tips of a Baja Fairy Duster shrub (Calliandra californica), which is currently in full bloom. When spent, the flowers won't reappear again until early summer. This shrub also attracts hummingbirds, which have been a rare sight this year.
I am not well versed on dragonflies, but I believe this to be a Black Setwing (Dythemis nigrescens). Its flight period is April to early November, so this is probably the last of them to visit my garden this year. For some reason, most dragonflies like to rest on the tips of Agave leaves.
As the temperature cools, the Desert Spiny Lizards (Sceloporus magisteris) will soon go into hibernation. In the meantime, on warm days, lizards will rest on rocks to absorb the heat. Last winter when we experienced record-setting cold weather, many lizards died from the prolonged cold, so it was nice to see a few new babies in early summer. The population is still sparse compared to previous years but barring any record cold, their numbers should increase rapidly next spring. Although these lizards don't change color to match their environment, their natural color blends in with the desert rocks and soil.