My obsession this year has been taking pictures of flowers. There is a never ending variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Mostly I take close-ups. Some of the most beautiful aspects of flowers are the teeny ones we really don' t see. So, while I am focusing on the details of the flowers I think I have been opened up to the larger picture as well. Being constantly on the lookout for subject matter makes me notice how the light is hitting the trees and where a dark shape is adjacent to a light shape, or even how the shapes fit together. Beauty is all around us!