I enrolled in classes at Longwood Gardens on weekends throughout August. One favorite in the Visual Arts program, offers participants the opportunity to wade into the water lily pools (and not get escorted off the property). A strong sun made the dips in pools refreshing, but also created rather harsh light for most of the morning. I happened to be in the right spot just as the sun cleared the conservatory and lit the petals and leaves of an East Indian Lotus. Saturday a class on macro photography started; this also is being taught by Jon Cox. I will be posting images each week from that class as well.