I never mustered the courage to harvest the artichoke, and it is now starting to bloom. I hope the bees like it!
Thank you for the compliments on the oregano photo. I used my old Canon PowerShot S500 because it takes such great macro shots. I usually use a Nikon D200, which also takes great closeups but I am still working on mastering that camera. The artichoke photos were taken with the PowerShot as well. There are lots more photos on my Flickr photostream if you are curious. I do have two 120mm film cameras, a Holga Woca and Seagull TLR, that are fun to play with, but I love the instant gratification of digital cameras.