Gardens buzzing with life is the song of summer. I remember my first time photographing bees as they quickly moved from flower to flower. I feared their sting, until I realized that I was not nearly as enticing as the beautiful flowers throughout the garden. Bees soon became a favorite subject to photography, especially capturing their furry bodies covered with yellow pollen. They take my breath away.


Butterflies, though, are majestic beauties that I chase through gardens and hold my breath when they finally perch on a flower. As they dance across the flower or sun their wings, I cannot help but stalk them. Each butterfly is a little different in movement, color, and shape, so it is always a joy to capture their beauty.