Sunday, August 24, 2008

IN DRAGONFLY HEAVEN!!!...

Oh, yes I am!...Look who came back again today...and brought friends! I had just walked out onto the dock and sat down and it flew right down in front of me on the dock - as if to say,"where were you?" (just indulge me in my fantasy world!) Then it proceeded to come closer and closer. This dragonfly may have been the one that I spent so much time with yesterday. I can't tell you many times it was within inches of my face...just looking at me. My husband and stepson were fishing there watching this. It would follow me and my camera...so many times I took photos with the camera held smack next to my face..I tried it on the auto and close up settings...but the pictures were too blurry...the Dragon was just too close! It also allowed me to pet its' wings several moments at various times. I spent awhile out there and then I spotted three other "Ruby Meadowhawks" (if I'm correct on the identification). At one point... my husband moved our waterlily plant to a different spot. As he was canoeing away with the plant..one "Widow Skimmer" came right ON MY FACE and fluttered its' wings...a little upset maybe?! Not me..the dragonfly! Possibly eggs were deposited there? The pond is down a good eight inches...and the waterlily plant has grown so much, that it needed to be moved anyhow. It's a good thing my dragonfly photos are close ups where I'm taking them, because right now the shallow end of the pond is quite mucky. Not a pretty sight...we need a good long rain. The last photograph is just one of the times the little guy(or girl) was watching me!




4 comments:

Sunita said...

G-o-r-geous photos, Kim! I love that Ruby d'fly. Maybe they've kind of adopted you? Kim, the honorary d'fly? That would explain their comfort with having you around : D

cindee said...

Wow that red one is so pretty!! so are the other ones but I really like the red color of the first one. What a special treat to have them all visit you!!!

joey said...

Humm ... I can't believe our parallel lives. I was stalked by dragonflies this weekend, loving every minute. Hovering over my boatride on the lake, landing on my knee, lingering around me on the dock, and again returning home with me today, fluttering in the garden (my grandboys trying to catch). Have you ever read, Annie Dillard (Pilgrim at Tinker Creek or For The Time Being)? Several summers ago, I read the word 'dragonfly' when one landed on me (Believe it or Not!) ;0)

Rusty in Miami said...

I can never get a picture of a dragonfly; they are too fast for my camera. Your picture are great.