While walking the practice trail with Richard and Mandy, I noticed these cool-looking dew-covered leaves and decided to come back with my camera while I walked with Carol and Gus. They don't really look like the beginning of summer, do they? No leaves were touched in the making of these images.
As I was walking into the sunset last evening, having run a trail with Jessie, these delicate little empty seed pods were lit up like thousands of tiny paper lanterns. By the time I put Jessie up and returned with my camera, though, the sun had already set and they didn't appear to have the same glow. Now that I think about it, that was actually a better time to be shooting, because the bright colors would probably have been blown out in full sun. I'm really pleased with the way they turned out.