Friday Blooms

Played around with my new Sanyo Xacti today on my walk. It’s not great for macro work, but that’s not why I got it in the first place. It’s a decent little pocket camera and the video quality is great, too. Looking forward to using it at the upcoming IPCA Retreat. I’d love to be able to recreate these colors in clay!


Trumpet Flower

Butterflies and Mother’s Day

On our way home from the scrubbed launch of STS-134, we stopped at one of our favorite museums, the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. In addition to having some outstanding fossil exhibits, they have two galleries of rotating exhibits and a Butterfly Rainforest. We stuck around long enough to see two different butterfly releases, including a male Atlas moth.

In other news…I did get a little craft time in for Mother’s Day and created cards for the Moms and Grandma in our lives. They didn’t turn out magazine-perfect, but that’s OK and they all loved them.

Enjoy the gallery – click on an individual image to view full-size.