With very few blooms during this season, I'm glad my winged 'blooms' are here to add that element of beauty and joy in the garden.There are many pale-looking dragonflies now. I mostly see the golden ones flying about.
The one pictured above was on a mango branch. As soon as I got this shot, it suddenly darted to catch a fly(?) and munched looking into the general direction of where I was standing.
Then it remained on its perch awaiting the next tasty meal! It didn't budge even when I walked past. It was as if nothing mattered, except food!
This one was an extrovert! Oozing with confidence it started to show (off) all the moves as soon as I started clicking!!
The kind that's a constant here. Rather drab with green/black lines.
The bluest one I've seen in months!
The palest of them all....Found this one on the bamboo grove this afternoon.
Although I've photographed several dragonflies this year, some have been too fast or too shy. Maybe next year....it's a heart- warming thought!
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau