This year most of my photography friends and I have been on a quest for sunflowers. Many of the early plantings were washed away with all the spring rains that we had. But I’ve managed to find a few patches here and there on the Illinois side of the river from St. Louis. This beauty is from a fairly large field just east of Alhambra.



Macro Mum

Had a chance to try out my new macro lens this morning. I loved how I can get up so close to this mum wet with raindrops. Got a lot to learn though on doing macro photography.

White Mum

Busy bee

Took a nice walk around the Watershed Nature Center this morning. Saw lots of birds and insects along the way. I just loved watching this busy bee hitting all the flowers along the way.

Bee and flowers

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