The birds are singing, the bees buzzing. Flowers are blooming, and trees are budding. It’s finally warming up outside! And when better than now to have an assignment about nature? That’s what I’ll be working on this week(end) — I’m a little late! Nature is something that I don’t usually try to approach differently as a photography subject. I love getting out there, enjoying whatever scenery is around me, and just trying to capture the beauty of nature. Weather it’s a landscape/seascape, wildlife (which is more often than not, birds), or botanical — I love it. I’m glad this week gives me a chance to get out there and do a little more of this type of photo. Maybe I’ll make my “something different” getting out to a new location, since I have a few favorites that I like to frequent. So while I think of somewhere to new explore, check out a few of my recent “nature” photographs from my most recent visit to the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge. It was a few weeks ago, so it was still a little chilly out. Luckily for me, the birds were just starting to come around, and I found a few other interesting things to snap a picture of!