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Friday, July 26, 2013

What I did while the painters painted the barn:



A damsel fly


A bumble bee, loaded down


A butterfly in the phlox


The weeds in the gravel

I followed a dragonfly around the garden, but I couldn't get behind him for a picture.

It was noon, and the pictures I managed were from above, a tiny winged creature
casting an out sized shadow on the ground below.

Like an old black and white horror film.

I put those in the trash can.

18 comments:

  1. If I got real close I could almost smell the phlox... my Mom called it "Sweet William" and it brings back happy memories. Thanks you!

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  2. Beautiful, Joanne! I have yet to capture a dragon or damselfly! They are too fast for me. LOL! :)

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  3. That damselfly looks beautiful (and is nice to have around as it is a voracious eater of mosquitoes).

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  4. I have also been patrolling the rocks to catch all the little weeds springing up. The lawn guy came around several weeks ago to spray and I told him I was taking care of it. I hate when they spray that awful stuff!

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  5. We sat watching a dragon fly this evening...no hope of grabbing a shot with my camera and my skill...but he was very beautiful sunning himself in the evening sun.
    Jane x

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  6. You mean you didn't sit and watch the painters work, I love to watch other people work and offer helpful advice until they tell me to go away usually doesn't take long.
    Merle............

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  7. What a pleasant occupation to capture beauty with a lens while paint is being applied elsewhere. You got it figured out.

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  8. We have dragonflies around the two little ponds, no damselflies though. I've only ever seen them on the river. And is that obedient plant in the second pic?

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    1. Yes, good eye. Part of my effort to get a whole lot of perennials crowding out the weeds.

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  9. I'm still recovering from thinking you wrote "weeds in the grave" ...!

    Nice shots.

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  10. nothing is a weed..just don't remember the name..

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  11. These are all such beautiful photos, Joanne.

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  12. Oh the fun of ambling around with a camera - beautiful colours, wonderful scents and the soundtrack provided by the droning of bumble bees - with the added pleasure of knowing that others are working. Nice one!

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  13. Gorgeous pictures, even the weeds look pretty.
    Is a damsel fly similar to a dragon fly?

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    1. No. Dragon flies are lumpy and stumpy, but have lovely wings. Damsel flies are like beautiful long drink stirring sticks.

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  14. What did we do before we had digital cameras? I so enjoy taking pictures of nature without having to worry about wasting film. You got some very nice shots.

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  15. Very pretty images in your own backyard!

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