I look forward to lab work—as in having a phlebotomist draw my blood! Weird, huh? Over the years, My Favorite Place has become is a lily pad pond across the street from the lab I go to. This pond never fails me. Even on days when the lilies are closed in the afternoon, which is every afternoon, I always find something redeeming for my camera to focus on. On this recent day, it was right at my feet at the water’s edge. Loved the textures and the colors of the detritus. My camera is always with me, so whenever I drive past this spot and the light is right, I always make a stop to capture whatever Mother Nature is serving up that day.