It has been extremely warm and humid the past few days, so I decided to shoot some shade-loving plants to get respite from the heat...this hybrid of Hosta venusta (I think) in full bud caught my eye. My LCD screen was fogging up, mosquitos were eating me alive, my poison ivy rash (a result of the last shoot) was agonizingly itchy and I was sweating like crazy. But still I had an incredibly great time photographing. I'm lucky to have a family who doesn't mind fending for themselves at meal times because ever since I got bitten by the shutterbug, I'm always outdoors taking advantage of every little bit of daylight in the garden! Thanks to all of you for stopping by ~ Cheers!