Either way, I realized that I had not played with my macro lens recently and there is a lot of landscaping around the condo complexes in my neighborhood. Mostly day lilies and hibiscus, which is okay because I find them both to be quite photogenic.
My favorite part of shooting with the macro lens is how close I can get to my subject. My lens, a Tamron 90mm, has a reproduction ratio of 1:1, meaning that the image you are creating is the same size as your subject. So I really am "this" close:
Of course, there are other types of flower in our neighborhood as well. There's agapanthus:
and whatever this is
I think the hibiscus is my favorite, though.