It was fairly calm this morning, so I took the tripod out and started photographing flowers. There were the mini roses (in a pot). They, unfortunately, don't look so great. I think some bug finds them incredibly tasty and the blooms were beautiful but blemished. They were brown around the edges. I should try to take better care of this plant as it really is quite beautiful.
The shasta daisies are in full bloom and again, those flowers must be fairly tasty. I did find one bloom which looked nice enough to photograph. (My note to myself is that I can probably buy better looking daisies for macro photography.
Finally, I decided to work with the milkweed. The flower is quite tasty and attracts all sorts of bugs. There were ants, and golden raintree bugs (copulated pairs) and bees. I've decided that photographing bees takes some patience. I think I was able to snap a few good ones of a cooperative bee. A breeze started up so I was having to try to catch a moving bee on a moving plant with a camera on a tripod using manual focus. I figured in the least, this practice will make me a better photographer.