The lotus is a special flower in my garden. This dark pink "bowl" lotus cultivar is one I grew from seed about three years ago. It grows nearly as big as the standard-sized plants I also have, but seems to flower more reliably in our temperate climate.
One of our most common birds, the house sparrow, can be very difficult to photograph in flight. This bird was one of several feeding on grass seed heads so I was able to follow it from place to place until I got a photo I was happy with.
This page highlights one photo from each outing. The subjects will vary - it will be whatever caught my eye or was most special on that day.