Tiny Worlds....exploring macro photography!

I've wondered for a long time whether a macro lens was something I could really justify buying, as a portrait photographer. But being here in Washington has inspired me--so much moss, so much variety of plant life....I couldn't resist. So I got myself an early Christmas present-- the Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro. And I gotta say, the very VERY little time I've gotten to play with it in between rains, it has made me giddy with delight. 

I guess it's no surprise, probably, but the majority of my macro stuff doesn't really look like the stuff I usually see done with it. Way less scientific.....I'm really interested in the abstraction possibilities, and above all, I am utterly obsessed.....WITH COLOR. 

I found this little clear marble in the yard, and loved shooting it so much, I plan to keep playing with it for a little series!