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:


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