Photography is a large part of my overall mental outlook. If I am not taking pictures of something on a regular basis, then I start to get a bit frustrated and cranky. I can always count on insects to help relieve the pressure.
My yard is a wonderland of insect life. I have critters all year long to photograph. This batch includes bees, wasps, and moths. I shot them handheld just moving through the garden looking through the viewfinder and trying to capture what I could.
Are these earth shattering phoography, no, but it keeps me in practice. I get outside and work on my basic skills. It's good for me.