The house was empty today, everyone off riding bikes or running errands, so I took out the new camera and tried to get some photos of stuff around the yard. While the quality of the photographs is dubious (the pictures look much better on the camera, but I saved them off very small for the web), I still had a great time exploring via the lens.
Here's a little butterfly-ish guy:
Not sure what kind of bee this is:
And finally, a paper wasp. These guys are always building nests under my eaves and I'm really tired of them (even if they don't seem to bite/sting). All the neighbors have the same issue.
I've signed up for a photography class (you're welcome!) and so I hope to improve dramatically in the next few months.