I'm bad at taking pics so I figured I'd practice. Here's what came out that I liked and have the patience to upload. I particularly liked how the Pussywillow and the Purple Magnolia came out.
The red flowers are Quince, the purple puffy thing is on these big purply bushes and the blue flower is rosemary. The cameria is a Sony Cybershot DSC-P92 5.0 megapixels.