I took these photos about two weeks ago in my southern Utah backyard. This is a close up of what is commonly called a gopher plant. (I was too lazy to see if it has a more 'official' name.)
The gopher plants in my yard were in full bloom and the bees were going crazy! Here, one cluster of blooms was nestled against a cactus, creating a very interesting backdrop.
The bees were so busy with their work that they hardly noticed me. The lens of my camera was only an inch or so away from this guy.