This afternoon the sun came out and the humid oppressiveness of the past few days lifted; the air was warm and scented by roses, with just a soft breeze blowing, so I decided to sit by the pond to continue editing Ellie’s story. Ten minutes later the damselflies arrived in large numbers; I had seen the odd one or two about over the last couple of weeks but today’s visitors were a photographic opportunity I could not let slip by.
I failed to capture a decent shot of the frog in the reeds but I’m sure I heard him saying “eddit, eddit, eddit.”
LOL 🙂 I’m glad you were able to make the best of a lovely afternoon! Gorgeous shots.
I am lucky enough to have a very flexible work schedule which often lets me take advantage of sunny afternoons. I am still learning how to use my new camera, the thirty or so blurred shots of pond weed or my knees were a lot less attractive!
I never knew they were called damselflies. I love it, “eddit, eddit..” Have a great weekend!
I find it very difficult to distinguish between dragonflies and damselflies until they settle. Generally, the damselflies have a more slender body than the dragonflies and they keep their wings closed when at rest but the dragonflies hold theirs open. Those bright blue ones are my favourites, I have never seen so many together before, they were mesmerizing.
Kirsten helped me to find two excellent writing muses earlier this year (chocolate based muses; one dark and bitter, one paler and more comforting who I have called Galaxy) but acquiring a frog muse while I was pondering outside was an unanticipated bonus.
Hope you have a happy, peaceful weekend too.
Better than mosquitoes, tho… 😉
Sadly lots of mozzies did arrive not long after I took the photos so I retreated to comparative safety under canvas to finish my editing quota.
NEVER EVER listen to those frogs! They are just all work and no play! 🙂
Thanks for visiting my blog, and thanks for making me laugh; I’ll try to take your advice re frogs. Glad you like the pics.
Oh, how lovely. I wouldn’t have able to do anything while they were around. How fortunate you were to see and get such wonderful shots of them. 🙂
I have never regretted digging the pond and making the wild garden area. I still have plenty of space for the formal flower garden and the vegetable garden and the wildlife that lives in or visits the pond area is a constant source of joy. The number of damselflies on that particular day was exceptionally high and their flight was mesmerizing.