I feel like one can shoot macro anywhere, anytime. Even in the heat of summer there is life about, interesting elements to inspect at close range. For me, this is an often-overlooked genre of photography, and I am telling myself now that in order to keep shooting when in the doldrums, mount that macro lens on the camera, and the flash too, if need be (to counter that bright light). Both my macro lens and my 430EX flash have been among the least-used tools in my kit. There's no excuse for that.
|Backlit sago palm leaves, up close|