This evening, as the rain began to let up and the clouds started to thin, I wandered Town Square to take a close look at the newly-planted gardens. With a macro lens, I got a very close look at what attracts so many Alaskans and visitors in spring and summer. The rain and soft light seemed to make the colors more vibrant. City gardeners create beautiful displays here and elsewhere in Anchorage. While the gardens are bound to get bigger and more impressive in the coming months, I enjoy seeing the unopened flower buds now. They remind me that there's still so much summer left to enjoy.