The title of this post could well be “Guess who got a macro lens?” so don’t say I didn’t warn you when it comes to up close shots of everything from now until forever or I break it, whichever comes first. Just be thankful there’s no way for me to take “up my pores” selfies. We visited the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden during peak bloom season. In addition to their substantial number of rhododendrons, they also maintain a field of Himalayan blue poppies. As luck would have it, we visited on the only day of the year they make them available for purchase to the public. Ultimately, I decided not to purchase any as their care is on the fussy side and I felt the opportunity should go to someone a bit more capable in the garden; this year I’m focusing on killing a number of fruits and vegetables so I’ll save the flowers for someone else. I particularly enjoyed playing bumblebee paparazzi while wandering the extensive trails. While most were busy with their own bumble business, one must have enjoyed the attention as it landed on my upper arm and posed patiently while I taught Jason how to use the camera.