When I last wrote, I bemoaned my need-wish-want for a macro lens. I thought that wanting it enough to write about it probably made it real want in my brain, so I made the leap and couldn't be more excited. After the first night snapping photos in my garden, I was amazed at the depth of colors and the crispness in the photos. I'm still learning how to use it, but it has been a fun experience.
Also, last Fall, I had some plants die off in one of the pots in my butterfly garden, so I sprinkled in some butterfly seed mix and forgot about them when they did not immediately bloom. Now, I like to refer to it as the mystery pot; all spring, it has been surprising me with a variety of beautiful wildflowers. So far I've seen Crimson Clover, Larkspur/Delphinium, Bachelor's Buttons, Calliopsis, and Rose Mallow bloom.