it has been a great year for flowers. thus it has been a great year for floral photography. i dont know why, but after my experience with the african violets, i have been into art flora a lot more. my mother's green thumb grew some beautiful golden lillys right by their porch. i took a few snaps, then went inside. i returned a few minutes later with a clean memory stick only to discover a monarch butterfly in the lilly i was just shooting. he (the monarch) was drinking out of the base of the flower, but had slipped in and lodged himself between the stamen and flowers petals. i took a few more shots, then helped him escape.
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