I’ve been sneaking quick strolls around the property when I get a break. On one such occasion I got excited about all the dragon flies in a sunny patch of the pond. I was barefoot, and couldn’t get right up close, because the sticks and reeds at the edge of the water were poking my feet. So I relied on the zoom lens.
I credit Colin at A Farm, A Forest, and Fizz for training my eye toward the buzzing, flying things more than usual over the past year. Colin focuses his fabulous macro lens on the teeniest inhabitants, including wildflowers and fungi, as well as insects and arachnids. I want to stay in the habit of noticing all the tiny things that live around me.
12 thoughts on “Dragonflies at the pond”
Sanjeet, it’s nice to hear from you! Thanks for the compliment. 🙂
a very good habit – and it teaches us patience, which I sorely need
I find that so hard to believe, Maureen, that you need patience! But I’ll trust that you know yourself.
just need to ask my husband…
That is a good thing to keep your mind on! Beautiful photos.
Thank you. I have high hopes for more exciting dragonfly photos when I have camera AND shoes.
Great photos. You have such a lovely spot to take breaks. It’s been a buggy day in blogland. 🙂
Ha ha ha, that’s funny. Now I need to run out and read, and see if I can find bug posts.
This is the first one I read this morning. 🙂 Thought I’d make your day a little easier.
Oh, I loved that post! A good lesson, beautiful bugs, and getting rid of milkweed makes me happy too. Thanks for the head start. 🙂
She’s growing milkweed for the butterflies. They are encouraging it’s growth for the Monarch’s. I know very little about it so have not invested in growing it.