Because I was on a mission.
It was a great visit -- I managed to get tons of photographs of some really beautiful butterflies ...
... so that was pretty fabulous. But the main reason that I went to the museum was to accomplish the latest addition to my life list:
... but, apparently, my subject wasn't completely ready for me yet.
But I will succeed at this.
Oh yes, I will.
Images: Butterflies and Amorphophallus titanum photographed with my Nikon D300, and my 60mm micro lens and my 70-200mm lens, as appropriate.