March 17, 2015

A Wispy, Wordless Visitor

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  1. Always welcome in my garden. Nice capture, Beth.

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  2. I could watch them for hours. Very nice shot Beth!

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    1. Thanks, Karin. Me, too. Sometimes they seem to stop by and say, "Hello, there."

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  3. Absolutely fabulous picture, and a wonderful spring color Beth!

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I was lucky he sat on the stem for a few minutes to pay a visit. :)

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    1. Thanks, Alain. They do seem fragile, don't they? Scary predators for their prey, though.

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    1. Me, too. Love to watch them. Fascinating flight patterns and behavior.

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  6. Beautiful photo -- and a treat on this winter day!

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    1. Thanks. They're thick down here in Florida (not surprising, I guess).

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    1. Thank you, Chloris. He treated me to a long, inquisitive visit. ;-)

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  8. Must be the advance man...isn't it a bit early?

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    1. Hey Ricki: I'm still in Florida. I'm not sure this species even makes it to the Midwest. But we have plenty of dragonflies there, too, especially near the lakes. But they arrive a little later in the season. ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Endah. He was an interesting dragonfly visitor who perched right next to me. I couldn't resist snapping a few photos. :)

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    1. Me, too! I can't wait to see them back in my garden!

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    1. Thanks, Heather. The little visitor was kind enough to sit quietly next to me for a few minutes. ;-)

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  12. Such amazing little creatures--beautiful!

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    1. Yes, I agree. I could watch dragonflies for hours. They are quick, stealthy, and tough on their prey. But they're also beautiful and graceful.

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  13. Great photo! I love them.~~Dee

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    1. Thanks, Dee. Me, too. Can't wait to see them in my northern garden. :)

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  14. Beautiful photo--I love dragon and damsels--I haven't seen any yet, but they'll be a'flitting soon enough. Thanks for the reminder of summer in the garden.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, they were thick in Florida. I suppose it will be May, or at least late April, until I see them here in Wisconsin. Love 'em.

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  15. What a amazing moment and opportunity to capture such a beauty. That is gorgeous.

    Jen

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    1. Beautiful insect, yes! It was fun to have it drop down on the stem right next to me, and then sit there quietly for several minutes. He must have found a comfortable perch.

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  16. Wonderful photograph. I love dragonflies.

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    1. Thanks, Jason. Me, too. We're lucky to live in states and locations where they're plentiful. :)

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  17. This guy reminds me of a World War I fighter pilot, complete with leather helmet!

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    1. Yes, the head does look like a helmet. The way his legs are stretched down across the sides of his body makes him look skeletal to me, too.

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