I am pretty excited to have discovered a new technique for shooting well-defined wildflowers in the field using a black shoebox to cut wind and create an uncluttered background. Though I didn't have a black shoebox, I spray painted one black, and attached a shoulder strap to make carrying it easy.
Today I also got great value from my new gardener's knee pads, which were full of tiny thorns from the prickly acacia I knelt on with previously-unknown gay abandon. As you can see from this selfie, I wouldn't win any fashions on the field awards, but I reckon they saved the day! Just before my battery ran flat, I remembered to try the stick method for bracing my camera hand, which worked so well I'll probably actually remember to do it next time - you can see that below, too.