I planted a garden of flowers for the butterflies and bees and humming birds.
And you know I'll never recall their names
Opps, stella de oro lilies and bee balm.
Probably a daisy
It is the 4th of July
This swallowtail is my first butterfly
Not much more to say about this, except Godspeed!
I watched it fly away, over the edge of the wall,
And met the chipmunk, eye to eye.
I didn't blink,
I didn't break eye contact,
While I zoomed the lens to 180 mm,
Tapped the shutter, listened for the "focus" sound,
Grabbed a quick peek.
Got off three quick ones, silently cursing my unsteady hand.
I held his eye while I changed from screen to view finder.
And raised the camera.
He was gone, between my nose and my eye.
But one shot was decent enough.
I got it!
P.S.--lots of hummers.