Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday, the red dragonfly edition


  1. SOOO, no words to mark the turning of the year?

    Love and hugs,


  2. Bizarre. Have never seen (nor heard of) a red dragonfly! Very cool.

  3. They're kind of creepy but pretty too.

  4. What great shots!
    Love dragonflies!

  5. So pretty and those eyes....


  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Cardinal Meadowhawk (Sympetrum illotum). This one is a male.

    A few more pictures, including females can be seen here:



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