I had a request for more dragonfly photos so here are a few. They continue to entertain, enlighten and enrich my days. Now they have begun to leave me gifts. I found a perfect wing nestled among the new cilantro shoots in a pot near my garden.
Just the other day as I was getting into my truck to make a quick bakery delivery to my sister, a huge golden dragonfly was sitting in its favorite place so I jumped out with only my phone camera to take a shot. Normally they might balk a bit at first, I believe due to reflections in the lens of my Nikon. This time, however, the lovely creature sat patiently while I took a few shots, some at touching range. Of course they were blurry with the device I was using. Still it felt magical to be allowed that close to it while it just kept nodding its head at me.
Certainly a call to creativity for me!
A real bonus for us is that they love to eat mosquitoes! Yay!
The most delightful part for me is seeing the sun glint off of their backs, creating golden rainbows across their wings. Iridescent magic!
The Lantana are going to seed now and the berries are lovely.
My Garden! Everything is pretty happy right now with so much well timed rain. May your own gardens grow well!