The weather has been awesome around here lately (yes, in Houston!, the weather!, awesome!), and otherwise uninteresting roadside places are starting to be flooded with colors. Here are a few shots; more over at Smugmug.
This one is actually from 2008:
One of the issues with photographing flowers is that parts of the pictures are often out of focus, as it is obvious in this shot:
And a way to deal with that is to take a number of pictures that are focused at different distances and then merge them in Photoshop (as described in this video). This image was put together from four different photographs, and is a somewhat better version of the previous scene (the fact that the wind was pretty strong didn’t help):