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.