Photographing flowers is a perfect activity for me because they never turn their little heads away or blink, like cats. When I want more of a challenge, there are butterflies and bees.
Lilies make me cringe even when there are no cats around:
Butterflies like pale purple ageratum:
A monarch was enjoying this plant, and monarch caterpillars were all over it, too:
Not sure what these are — I thought a single zinnia, but now I don't think so, and I rarely remember to photograph the labels provided for every species. Whatever they are, bees like them: