Today I stopped to smell the roses. The sun was beaming through the trees so I grabbed my camera and macro lens and headed outside to see the flowers that I walk by every day but rarely slow down to appreciate. Our yard is slowly blooming and it’s starting to look like spring is here and the rain is finally gone. There is something so beautiful about connecting to nature, even for a short time. An hour of looking, breathing in, and shooting just for me added a relaxing and inspiring element to the day that I look forward to repeating.