This week was the fall National Meeting of the American Chemical Society which was held in Washington, DC. As both a member and staff person, I spent quite a bit of time out of my office and at the meeting, and nearly everywhere I went, I carried my camera. A couple times I was called to step in as an event photographer. Other times, I tried to capture some interesting aspect of a building. The Washington Convention center has its share of 'interesting' sculpture, some made things such as tennis rackets, guitars, bicycles and kayaks.
After my 'long' days this week, I came home a bit early to discover that we a monarch butterfly visiting our zinnias and black-eyed suzies. Butterflies are funny little creatures -- they seem to know when I want to get close and flutter off, often times, returning when I put the camera away. I did get a few decent shots of the one. I did notice there were some others in the neighborhood that probably visit our patch of blooming wildness in our front yard.