I photographed a male Lucifer Hummingbird for no other reason than I just had to photograph something, anything. I should have used my monopod. I think it would have been sharper if I had. Don't know.
In my courtyard I have a small lily pond. The lilies grow enormous roots and dirt accumulates on the roots. Then stuff grows there. I haven't cleaned the pond out for years. Just too much maintenance anymore for me to keep up with. Here is an oleander and ruellia growing in the pond. I was surprised that the oleander is white because the only oleanders I have on my property are pink. Oh well.
My son flew his plane to Colorado this weekend and I was very nervous. Didn't head south until I knew he had landed safely.
The missed photo ops? Well, I saw a Burrowing Owl, the first one in weeks, and it looked really beige. I would have liked a photo of it if I could have gotten myself to stop. Then I saw an oryx close to the road with the longest horns I've ever seen on an oryx. That would have been nice. And I saw some black cattle lounging with hundreds of cowbirds all over them. Would have loved a photo of that. Hope I learned a lesson.