For today's Macro Monday, I've decided to publish a couple of photos from closer to home. Right out my front door in fact. My wife and daughter planted some sunflowers in our front garden this year and I went out on a recent rainy day to photograph them. Due to a persistent breeze and the low light levels, I didn't end up with all the images I wanted, but I did get a few good ones. While sunflowers are one of my favorites and the flower heads are just gorgeous, I found myself attracted to the backs of our sunflowers. The overlapping hairy green bracts set against the bright yellow petals of the ray florets combined with the drops of water left by the rainstorm was too tempting a composition. As I was finishing up, I also stumbled upon a huge water-logged Common Eastern Bumble Bee (Bombus impatiens) sheltering under one of the inflorescences. Enjoy!