Macro Friday (and Best Shot Friday)
Several weeks ago (or maybe it was just a week ago), Pioneer Woman held one of her photo challenges…this one was “bug” related. As much as I love a photo challenge, I still feel a tad bit intimidated to enter my photos into her competition because there are so many talented photographers that enter. Can you tell I’m working on my confidence? However, as a result of that challenge, I became fascinated with photographing bugs…especially bees. I don’t necessarily want to get too close to bees (thus the reason I now own a macro lens), but I think there hold incredible beauty. 

With that said, this is another shot I captured at the zoo. I remember walking away from the alligators and turtles…and then wandering over to some flowers. My husband was so sweet to hold my camera bag.
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Also check out more “best shots” at:
Give me your best shot at Better in Bulk

I’ve also been meaning to thank Melissa D. over at 4 Ladies and a Patient Man for the Blogger with Substance Award.
With this particular award, I am supposed to: 
  • Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five (5) words
  • Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance.
So…five words (or more): 
  • Photography
  • Ramblings (my own stream of consciousness)
  • PSE Editing
  • Connection
  • Life
And 10 other blogs that I feel have real substance: 

The Blogger's Concierge
If you haven’t checked out this blog…do it now! That’s all I’ll say.

Christy over at Skinned Knees is so sweet – you’ll have to check her and her photo challenges out! This week’s theme is splash. 

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It’s also Flash Back Friday…so although I probably won’t participate this week – check them out. Maybe even pull out an old photo and share it with the rest of us!

Life Set to Words
Madeline Bea has a new website…and a new challenge called the Sunday Creative. Her work is beautiful and inspiring.

The Paper Mama
The Paper Mama also sponsors a wonderful weekly challenge. I enjoy looking at the entries but I don’t participate because it’s all about the kids and I don’t feel like sharing that much of Kitty Paw each week.

Alright, I’m going to leave it at five. Notice that I tried to choose some blogs that I haven’t featured before. Now, if you’ve read this far…share a blog or two with me that I should be following. I want to be in the know! 

I may be back later with a Before and After…and then tomorrow is SOOC Saturday and the first official “Facing Myself” self portrait challenge. Have a great 4th of July weekend!

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