Now I've got my new camera, I've discovered I really like taking pictures of flowers. I was never very interested in it before, in my pre-camera days, but of all the trial and error snapping away that I've been doing, that's what I've enjoyed the most.
I'm pretty pleased with the results, too. This is a climbing hydrangea, which is growing up the side wall of my yard:
Sadly, the photo can't give you any idea of the beautiful smell from all the flowers, but with the windows open (when it's warm enough!) they make the whole house smell lovely.
The flowers are very popular with bees, too.
I wonder if it's the smell that attracts them, or something else?
Now that summer's here, almost, I think a few flower-photographing trips might be in order.