I know that floral photo books advise you to make sure that there aren’t any bugs in your flower photos. But, I don’t like that advice. I love the story the bug tells by being there. Just as I love the shadows in this photo almost more than the brilliant color of the stamens, or the slight sparkle of the petals, or the pink hue (that hazy sky again). After all, I’m not taking photos for a catalog. I am documenting what’s happening in my world; telling the story of what I see and like. And I like bugs and shadows. Here’s hoping you like them too!