Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dragonfly, at last!

I've been complaining about the lack of Dragonflies this summer as I was looking forward to getting lots of pictures. Alas, I'd only seen one and that just flew around for a short while then flew off. So, you can imagine my surprise when I saw one this morning.....where?....on one of the rafters in the kitchen. After taking the picture, we got a container, managed to get him in it and then let him go outside where he went flying off.

After supper last night I noticed a white egg sac on one of the tree branches so took a couple of macro shots feeling quite pleased with myself that I even noticed it. Then friends came by for coffee and as they were leaving I mentioned the egg sac and said "Come have a look, you may be able to ID it for me." The husband on close inspection, not that close mind you, says "It's a berry." I was dumbfounded. He was right, lol.

My daughter and grandson were here for most of this past week and it was so good to see them. We had a nice few days together and the weather co-operated for the most part. We met them coming back from the beach and I took this photo.

A few more pictures of odds and ends.
I went in the bedroom and looking down at the bed, this was the sight I saw. I thought it was so cute especially with the paw under the chin.

I caught this Chick a Dee eating the seeds on the Angelica. He was going through all sorts of contortions.

And the bees.

These flowers, and I can't think for the life of me what they're called, anyway they were given to me by the man who owns the greenhouses. He was going to throw them out as they were in very sad shape. He saw me there and said if I wanted them I could have them and that if anyone could get them to grow it was me, lol. So, I brought them home and planted them with little hope of seeing anything happening. So, a couple of days ago I see these lovely flowers in among other plants and am thinking "Where in the world did these come from", when it hit me that these were the ones given to me earlier this summer.


Cicero Sings said...

Starting to see a few drangons myself. Love that cat picture ... creatures of comfort or what? ... that's what I feel like doing right about now.

Nice picture of your daughter and g/son.

Unlike you, I don't have a green thumb ... those flowers look marvelous after being rescues from the "dump".

ShySongbird said...

What lovely photos OC, the Chickadee pics are lovely. I tried to get a photo of a Dragonfly yesterday but although I could see it clearly with the naked eye I just could not get it in the viewfinder and of course the second I did it was off and away :(

Your rescued flowers are Mallows, I love them and have some this year which my sister-in-law grew from seed, you have brought them on beautifully!

oldcrow61 said...

Cicero, the flowers were a lovely surprise especially since I had completely forgotten about them.

Shy Songbird. Thanks for the ID on the Mallows. I too find it difficult to get photos of dragons and butterflies sometimes as they don't always stay still long enough. This year there seems to be a lack of both.

Pete said...

nice to see you FINALLY get the dragon you've been waiting for

Tricia said...

A dragon - at last!!! Great news OC - you must really be smiling :D

Dixxe's Doodles said...

Great Dragonfly photo-- and how nice he came right inside for you...
That chickadee is really determined great shots of him---
The family looks happy in that photo...and the bees and flowers are awesome too!

Anonymous said...

Great photos as always OC!


J said...

Here in my area of Kentucky we call the flowers Rose of Sharon bushes. At least from what I can tell by the pics. They can grow into large bushes, tall and wide, unless cut back.
I'm trying to get back to blogging this week. I'll get out and get pics of some of my Rose of Sharons.
As always, I really enjoy your pics. Luv the little paw under the chin :0)