I got home from Arizona a couple of days ago. On my last morning there, I found this flower in the front flower bed of the Anderson’s home. A little research (thank you, Google) identified it as Gaillardia ‘Arizona Sun’ commonly called Blanket Flower which is native to the Southwest and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. I was taken by the bright colors of the petals and now knowing that it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, I think I might plant it in my own yard. I cropped this shot to a square format and added a vignette.