Monday, July 25, 2011

Bent Stalks and Clear Wings

This stalk of Gladiolas grew horizontally along the ground, in and amongst the lily leaves. I didn't realize what was going on with it until the flowers started blooming. I staked it up but it never quite unfurled, lol. Still a pretty color, though. Next year I have to try to remember where I planted all of my flowers!

Dragonflies are everywhere this summer. I've never seen so many, of so many varieties. We have medium-sized ones with red bodies, above. We have large golden ones, small brown ones and one super-huge species with a white body. The red one in the photo, would not stop flying around me, and landing on me, as I was shooting my daily photos. I turned the camera around and snapped this photo of it happily camping on my shoulder. They seem quite tame and will gladly land on your hand if you hold it out for them.

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  1. Here's a cool dragonfly respite for a warm day.....

    http://youtu.be/STZJ77qGTZA

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  2. I STILL LOVE THAT FLOWER CASEY. IT'S JUST GOT LITTLE OLD AGE SENTING IN. OLD KNEES.

    GRANNY

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  3. Casey, I clicked on the dragonfly pic for a enlarged view and was taken about with how you could see through the wings and the texture of your shirt.

    Do me a favor... crop just the right wing portion out and let me know what this looks like...

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  4. aren't those clear wings, something else? I love watching them fly hither, thither and yon. I'm not sure what you mean about the cropping...

    I like how you described the flower, Granny!

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  5. Dragon flies are interesting to watch, but I light fire flies the most and despise locusts the most for their sound, lol.

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  6. I haven't seen a firefly yet this year. I don't walk around outside at night, but maybe I should make myself just once and see if we have any.

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  7. I mean just crop the two right wings from the picture - so that is all that shows,like a really tight shot.

    I am curious what the texture of the wings and cloth beneath them would look like.

    Sign me Director DeAnnie

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  8. everyone's an art director, lol. I feel like I'm back in New York.

    but it's a great idea. Not sure there is enough detail in the original, but I'll go back and check soon.

    thanks!

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  9. I LOVE THAT SWEET LITTLE DRAGONFLY SITTING THERE KNOWING HE'S SAFE FLYING IN YOUR GARDEN.I DIDN'T KNOW THEY HAD A RED BODY. I ALSO LOVE BEING ABLE TO SEE THROUGH THEIR WINGS. HOW COOL !!!!!!!!!!!IT'S LIKE HOW SOMETIMES YOU CAN SEE RIGHT THROUGH A PERSON AND NOT REALLY KNOW THEM.CASEY, HAVE YOU BEEN TO MARES' BLOG LATELY? THE PAST TWO DAYS HAVE BEEN FUN.

    GRANNY

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  10. WHERE ARE YOU?

    GRANNY

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  11. Casey, down here in Jersey, fireflies just come out at dusk and they stick around for about a half hour after dark, then the go in for the night. So you wouldn't have to be outside at night. They fascinate me! There weren't any where I was reared. :)

    hugs,
    Katie

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  12. Hi there... Casey wanted everyone to know that he will get back to you as soon as possible. Casey is in the hospital right now.. but no worries he is on the mend and will be back to Blogging before you know it!! Say a prayer, send positive energy - whatever makes you comfortable, for a speedy recovery!
    Thanks, Vicki

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  13. Thank you for the update Vicki.

    I will hold all good thoughts for Casey. He's a very special guy, as I'm sure you know, and, although we've never met, I consider him a friend.

    Paul, NYC

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  14. Thank you SO much for letting us know..we do worry when we don't hear for a while.
    Sending prayers for recovery (and gentle peaceful thoughts).
    Casey is VERY special to a lot of us and we miss him and wish him a speedy recovery.
    Mare

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  15. CHICKEN SOUP CURES EVERYTHING.I CAN'T GET DOWN ON MY KNEES ANYMORE TO SAY MY PRAYERS BUT PRAYERS WILL BE SAID EVERYDAY AND NIGHT UNTIL WE HEAR FROM YOU. YOU ARE SO LOVED BY US GIRLS HERE ON YOUR BLOG. GIGGLE, GIGGLE. AND THAT'S THE TRUTH. DO WHATEVER YOU'VE TO DO TO GET BETTER. HUGS MY FRIENDS.

    GRANNY LOU

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  16. Thank you Vicki for the info! Casey, sending all healthy vibes to you! Thank you very much for asking Vicki to let us know. Hope you are home feeling well soon!

    xox
    Katie

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