Wet Weather Woes & Wonders

The storm that came through this week kept me from going to work for two days. That’s the trouble with living on the wrong side of the mountains… I felt that, since I was taking a forced vacation, I should do something exciting and vacation-worthy, like try a new restaurant, or go to the theater. On the other hand, I’m feeling very conservative about money at the moment. Last month some car trouble put a load on my credit card of the sort I’ve been careful to avoid for years, and I’m reluctant to spend much of anything until it’s paid off.

In the end I stayed home the whole time. The closest I came to doing something interesting was taking a few macro shots of moss, which was enjoying the weather quite a bit more than I or my soggy dogs.


Summer Sunflowers



Sunflower Macro 1

Summer seems to be passing quickly. The garden is doing well, flowers and veggies flourishing. I forget what kind of sunflowers I planted, but their leaves are fuzzy and dark green, and the flowers are 5″ to 8″ across.


Sunflower Macro 2




Garden Diversity

I’m always trying to get the perfect bee photo. I have an ok camera, but it’s not a DSLR, so the quality’s not always as good as I’d like.

Honeybees are pretty easy to catch, but getting a good angle can be hard. Bumblebees hardly ever hold still, so they’re more of a challenge.



Sometimes there are other interesting creatures in the flowers as well.


And every once in while, like this morning, there’s something really cool.