SOOO, no words to mark the turning of the year? Love and hugs,phillip&fam
Bizarre. Have never seen (nor heard of) a red dragonfly! Very cool.
They're kind of creepy but pretty too.
What great shots! Love dragonflies!
So pretty and those eyes....Wyatt
That's a cool shot! I don't know the name of this one, but there's a group of dragonflies called 'dropwings' since they do this after landing. Yours might go by the name red dropwing. I'm not sure.Beautiful closeups.David/ Tropical Texana /Houston
What a great blog title. I've just spent a lovely ten minutes enjoying the sunshine in your blog since we have not seen the sun here in Scotland for a few days. The garden on your previous post really did look amazing with it's planters and that wall. Reminded me of my trip to LA when I spent most of the week taking pictures of peoples gardens, which looked incredible and plant filled, not like the days of brown grass that they had when I lived there in the early-mid 80's.I'd love to visit your area as the gardens there look really gorgeous - despite the danger of having an eye poked out.
La Daddy, I know odd of me to remain silent huh? Thank you for the phone call.kacky, I hadn't either (well until I started seeing them on other blogs....but this was my first "in person" sighting).Grace, is it the buggy eyes?Aerie-el, they seem to have quite a passionate following.Wyatt, it was a trip watching them (the eyes) move around.David, thanks for the info! I started to try and identify it but then realized the best I would be able to do would be a guess so I stopped.Delphine, merci!Calli, thank you for stopping by! I'm glad to have been able to spread a little sunshine around.
Cardinal Meadowhawk (Sympetrum illotum). This one is a male.A few more pictures, including females can be seen here:http://odonata.bogfoot.net/photo-pages/Sympetrum_illotum.htmgreg
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