Super stripes on this dragonfly, who was kind enough to pose near the pond for a while.
The dragonflies have returned to our pond and I couldn’t be more delighted. For one, they are a sign of a healthy ecosystem. But they also eat annoying things. And they are terrific models!
Since I have no frogs to photograph this year, I seem to be spending a lot of time with the dragonflies. When this guy landed on my lantana it created such a lovely moment. I hope you enjoy it!
I decided that I’d done enough yard work for the weekend and took some time to sit outside and enjoy the waterfall and pond. There were lots and lots of dragonflies flitting around, so naturally I got out the camera. What a pleasant way to spend the day.
I left my camera set up outside one day, and my husband captured this lovely image. The blue dragonflies are the most common to see in our yard, and they certainly love to perch on the tips of plants.
While watching the dragonflies around our pond I lamented to my husband that there is a big striped one that never lands, so I’ll never get a picture of it. Of course, he looked around and said “you mean that one?”
Yes. That one.
We get a lot of dragonflies in our yard, attracted by the water (and bugs to eat, one presumes). Usually they land on plants or on the deck or not at all – but sometimes they decide to pay us a visit more personally. This little guy decided to land on the edge of my shorts (taken when it was much warmer than it is now!) and I managed to get my phone out and take his photo before he left. Quite auspicious, I am given to understand. Their wings are amazingly complex.