A Last Walk in the Neighborhood

After I’d packed and gotten ready to go to the airport Saturday, Zoe and I decided to go for a walk around the block rather than just sitting around waiting. It didn’t take long for me to decide that I wanted to take my camera, even though I’d already packed the 400mm lens. So, I ran back to the house and got my camera with the wide angle lens, perfect for taking pictures of flowers.

Zoe wanted me to take a picture of the flowers in their front yard, and they were certainly beautiful enough to deserve some attention:

Orange Flowers

The flower that had really grabbed my attention, though, was this iris:

Iris

And as long as I was taking pictures of people’s flowers I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this Bird of Paradise, a very popular plant in Tyson’s neighborhood:

Bird Of Paradise  Flower

While taking flower pictures, I thought I saw a small hummingbird, but it turned out to be a hummingbird moth, an insect I’ve never seen before. Sure wish I’d had my 400 mm lens instead of a wide-angle lens.

Hummingbird Moth

6 thoughts on “A Last Walk in the Neighborhood

  1. On another note, I probably missed reading your post about the changes you made to your blog and I’m wondering what happened to all those wonderful links you had in your side bar to posts you had written about various poets and their poetry.

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