On Memorial weekend my daughter & I went to go visit Grammie. While they worked in the garden I practiced using my camera some more. Here are photos of flowers and birds at my moms house. On the photos of the flowers I was trying to keep the flowers in focus while blurring the background. I managed to do it that time but I am not sure if I could do it again. I am hoping to get to practice more this summer. Flowers are great because for the most part they stand still-unless there is a strong breeze.