Our record-setting summer at one level was sobering (although I was cheered by the Climate Change March stories) but now kiss it goodbye. The sun came out and as it got low I went stalking flowers.
This is a rose of some sort I think.
The bee I think represents the first insect ever presented here. I have a visceral horror of arthropods and always glance away from other people’s bug macros. But this guy was so soft and benevolent-looking I managed to put it aside.
A hydrangea; it was a pure uniform baby-blue in midsummer. Confession: I used the Fujifilm “Velvia” treatment to make it prettier.
Ah, depth-of-field is your friend but also your enemy.
These are with the old Pentax 100mm F2.8 strapped on the Fujifilm; fun!