The dragonflies have returned and are flitting around the backyard pond again. Not only are they fun to watch, but they eat bugs I do not care for. This guy decided to pose nicely for me.
I adore the large dragonflies that flit around our pond, but I’m equally a fan of the delicate blue damselflies. They seem particularly drawn to the water iris leaves as a place to perch.
Perhaps I spoke hastily. I recently declared that I had the world’s most beautiful iris in my yard. But then this one bloomed in my pond (it’s a water iris). It is very lovely and this is the first year it has bloomed.
I wish in this shot the depth of field focus was better, because I didn’t even realize the damselfly was there until I looked at the photo later. I was so focused on admiring the flower!
Recently it was cold enough here that our backyard pond froze over. A flicker (woodpecker) landed on the iced over water near the only liquid bit to take a drink, and thankfully stuck around long enough for me to get my camera out.
On a still and foggy morning, the ponds on campus became a mirror for the trees.
This dragonfly patiently posed on the tip of a water iris leaf (stalk?) while I moved around and took pictures. This one I cropped to use as my facebook cover photo.
My apologies for the unexpected delay since my last post. If I’d known I wasn’t going to post for a bit I’d’ve said something. But it was nothing more than work and life and in the meantime I’ve been taking photos and have gotten a few good ones to share with you. I’m even going to share some not good ones just because it’s fun. In any case, today is a seven lily day! Enjoy.