Notes from a USDA zone 5 shade garden in Southern Wisconsin.
Always welcome in my garden. Nice capture, Beth.
Thanks, Donna. Mine, too. Fascinating creatures.
Very handsome indeed!
Yes, it's a good-lookin' fellow. ;-)
I could watch them for hours. Very nice shot Beth!
Thanks, Karin. Me, too. Sometimes they seem to stop by and say, "Hello, there."
Absolutely fabulous picture, and a wonderful spring color Beth!
Thanks, Donna. I was lucky he sat on the stem for a few minutes to pay a visit. :)
Very good photo - so delicate.
Thanks, Alain. They do seem fragile, don't they? Scary predators for their prey, though.
Nature is so breathtaking. Great shot Beth!
Thanks. Yes, it is!
Me, too. Love to watch them. Fascinating flight patterns and behavior.
Beautiful photo -- and a treat on this winter day!
Thanks. They're thick down here in Florida (not surprising, I guess).
Thank you, Chloris. He treated me to a long, inquisitive visit. ;-)
What a great photo...Amanda xx
Thank you, Amanda. He's a handsome guy, isn't he?
Must be the advance man...isn't it a bit early?
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. ;-)
Great shot! It's the real nature.
Thanks, Endah. He was an interesting dragonfly visitor who perched right next to me. I couldn't resist snapping a few photos. :)
Thanks, Carla. Photogenic little guy.
Love these guys...
Me, too! I can't wait to see them back in my garden!
GORGEOUS photo, Beth! ♥
Thanks, Heather. The little visitor was kind enough to sit quietly next to me for a few minutes. ;-)
Such amazing little creatures--beautiful!
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.
Great photo! I love them.~~Dee
Thanks, Dee. Me, too. Can't wait to see them in my northern garden. :)
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.
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.
What a amazing moment and opportunity to capture such a beauty. That is gorgeous.Jen
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.
Wonderful photograph. I love dragonflies.
Thanks, Jason. Me, too. We're lucky to live in states and locations where they're plentiful. :)
This guy reminds me of a World War I fighter pilot, complete with leather helmet!
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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