Sunday, 24 May 2009

Sunday safari....dragonfly.......

I sat in the copse this morning enjoying the warmth of a late spring day. She caught my eye as she flew in to join me. At first I thought it was a hornet because of the striking colour.
But no......it was my first dragonfly of 2009....Libellula depressa. So beautiful, she stayed with me for a while.

My mind drifted........and thoughts went to a friend across the pond......


This post is just for you dear Beckie........



22 comments:

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

What a beauty your first Dragonfly of the season was! I know what you mean...everytime I see a Dragonfly, I think of Beckie, and what it means to her.

Beautiful photos, Cheryl

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Hi Cheryl, I can see where you would have thought at first that Libellula was a hornet, with its body color and its very sheer, shimmery wings. Love the photos, and I also thought of Beckie!

Rose said...

What a beautiful dragonfly, Cheryl; I've never seen one like it before. How sweet of you to think of Beckie--she's gone this weekend, but I know she will appreciate it when she sees it. Wishing you a wonderful week full of bees and butterflies!

Cheryl said...

Hi Morning Glories.....she is a beautiful dragon....Beckie is a special lady, dragonflies will always be hers on this blog.....

Thank you for dropping by......

Cheryl said...

Hi Monica......she was hunting in the copse.....and looked just like a hornet buzzing around, it wasn't until she settled that I realised she was a dragon....

Cheryl said...

Hi Rose.....she is lovely, isn't she. I have never seen this species in the garden before, so it was a delightful surprise as you can imagine.

Dragonflies will always bring Beckie to my mind......

Thank you....wishing you sunny days and lots of nice buzzy things......

ShySongbird said...

What a lovely creature Cheryl, I don't think I have ever seen that one.

I hope you are enjoying this lovely, warm and sunny weekend.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hi Cheryl, Beckie will love seeing this dragonfly. She is visiting this weekend. How do I know this?? She and S stopped here on the way to her destination. It was great seeing her. Haven't laid eyes on her for some time.

I will have to get tout to see what is going on in my garden today since Beckie isn't home to play with you.

Cheryl said...

Hi Jan....it is a first for me to....I am very taken with her...quite stunning.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa.....glad you were able to see Beckie......and also that she is enjoying herself, she deserves to....

What is in your garden I wonder?

NCmountainwoman said...

How nice to see the season's "first" of almost anything. Lovely photographs of the dragonfly.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
She is a beauty! WOW!
I bet you were so happy to see such a lovely Dragonfly! Your photographs are outstanding!
Happy Sunday Safari!
I just love the damsel and dragonflies!
Sherry

Ruth said...

She looks quite different than any dragonfly I have seen in Canada. Lovely shots!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh it is LOVELY
I see them here too

well dragonflies.. Awesome that you
got a picture..

smiles, deena

Cheryl said...

Hi Sherry.....she is just so beautiful and a first time visitor....I love her colouring....the sun shining on her body made her shimmer.....

Hope you had a lovely weekend.....

ChrisND said...

A wonderful dragonfly with a gold color. I have seen a couple dragonflies overhead, but I have not caught one resting in the garden yet. I think they will have plenty of prey very soon.

Liz said...

Lovely photos Cheryl, Dragonflies are such amazing animals creatures. I haven't seen any around here before... I really must get my own pond!

Wendy said...

What a beauty! I've never seen a dragonfly like that. How nice it came to visit you in your garden.

Thinking of Beckie too....

Hope you had a nice sunny weekend. Happy gardening.

Nan and =^..^= said...

What a special moment to be visited by a dragonfly and to be able to capture her beauty with your camera.
I love the pattern...

marmee said...

how nice cheryl, that your first dragonfly is so stunning. what a wonderful thing to just observe.
dragonflies remind me of my oldest daughter, she loves them and paints them on her pottery.
i hope you have a wonderful wednesday.

Zhakee said...

Dragonflies are one of my favorite insects. Very pretty series of photos you were able to take.

JRandSue said...

Very nice Blog.
John.