I've seen different versions of Wordless Wednesday around the blogosphere for years and since I'm always saying I'll post more of my photography on this blog but then never do, I thought doing my own version of Wordless Wednesday would be good incentive.
I know this is supposed to be 'wordless' but I just want to say that I was really proud of this shot...this whole series of pictures, actually. These were taken late summer/early fall 2012; I had just recently learned how to use the macro setting on my camera, after wondering for years how people did those artfully close-up/blurred background shots. I thought these shots turned out amazing, and I couldn't have been happier with them. I took several hundred pictures just in that one trip to the rose garden. I love the flower, the little buds, and then the blurred bench, trees, shadows, and other flowerbeds in the background.