It's just another Macro Monday!

Come take a walk with me through the websites of four photographers who are sharing their love of macro photography every other Monday throughout the year.  We shoot what we love, what makes us happy,  to hone our skills,  to stretch our minds and our imaginations, and because it's who we are! 
Note:One of our photographers is unable to participate at the present time

Just hanging around...

I've been waiting for weeks to see a butterfly on my butterfly bushes.  The blooms seemed delayed this year, but with all the rain we've had I couldn't understand why.  I was ready to give up and think that the butterflies had gone the way of the hummingbirds, whose feeders I still even though I have only seen one or two in years. Finally, this week, I found hope.

   And a happy missed shot!

Check out the other awesome gals by started withe 

Project Life 365-days 107 and 108

I'm beginning to wonder if I'll be able to complete this project.  It should be fun, but one of the things about learning a new craft is that you realize that you can do better. Be better.  Nothing is good enough. 
I really need to get out of that mind set.
It's killing my creativity.
I work as a substitute in a school, but rarely havsome re a day off.  Today is one of those rare days, so I sit here in front of my computer looking through  the pictures from last week's trip to 
Washington DC. 
(I really should be cleaning, but, hey, I have priorities!)
As I was scanning Facebook, I saw an update from the main group of Project Life and decided to check out today's theme, in case I had a picture that qualitifies. It just so happens that I have one for yesterday too!  Who knows, maybe I'll be back later with more.  

Day 108/365-"Hello, oh hi there!"

Day 107/365-"symetry"

Did you know that butterflies are symetrical?  

Sunflowers abound!

I took a drive this morning to find a sunflower field.  I wasn't able to shoot at that field but instead of going back home I took some back roads to see what I could find.  What I found is a place that needs more exploring and that had fields upon fields of sunflowers for me to practice in today.
I finally found a Monarch butterfly.  I was using my tripod and trying to focus on this flower when this beauty landed on the sunflower!  How lucky for me!

 I found several varieties of bees.  Funny how not one of them was interested in me!


Finally! Butterflies on the butterfly bush!

Last year we replanted an area that had been taken over by some huge, but dieing, evergreens.  Three of the plants Michael chose to put in the bed were butterfly bushes.  It took a long time for me to actually see butterflies on those bushes, but while mulching this week, two kept me company!  Both swallowtails, but different colors.  I was only too happy to forego mulching for a while and run for my camera!