Living in downtown Menlo Park has many advantages and as a photographer I get spoiled with the different flowers that grow throughout the seasons. In August the sunflowers start bursting and the bees seemed to share my enjoyment of the flowers. This little bee was so preoccupied that I was able to get close enough to snap this photo. It wasn’t until I looked at this on the computer that I realized the bee was covered with pollen! The yellow sunflower paired perfectly with the bee and I can only thank the bee for standing still long enough for me to get my camera into position and snap away. Although I also photograph landscapes, I find close-up macro-photography to be a fun challenge; luckily the flowers that my neighbors grow in their yards give me plenty of subjects to photograph. For more of my work visit www.aaronmphotography.com.
Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund
For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.