Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Jewel Among the Jewels

To beat the heat we were having dinner on our patio when our flamboyant guest arrived.

He landed on our outdoor chandelier and commenced washing his face--a very tidy guest at that. I managed to get this photo of him with my camera phone.


11 comments:

Andrea said...

I laughed at the reference of being a tidy guest, and that photo is very lovely, he wanted his picture to be taken.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Andrea, yes, I think he was preening at his reflection! Lol

Jennifer said...

What a handsome guest! I love dragonflies.

sweetbay said...

What a fantastic picture!

Casa Mariposa said...

Beautiful! He has excellent taste in lighting. :o)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Ms. S !!
Girl how true is this name for your post : ) They are such beautiful creatures, to be able to catch a wonderful picture like this is amazing. Have you ever seen the documentary "Sky Hunters" ?
It is about dragonflies and is totally fascinating.
This is a gorgeous picture and a great post to see today !
Joy : )

Ruthie Redden said...

How wonderful that u managed to get so close too! I have been catching up with your writings & loving the inspirations here, my garden has been so swamped with rain & is sadly lacking attention just now ~ you have inspired me anew x Your major career change sounds intriguing ~ i hope its good!

Ruthie Redden said...

Oh i think i have gremlins in my computer today, my comments keep dissapearing! I'll try again. Just wanted to say loved catching up on your writings, my garden has been rather neglected due to all the Scottish rain, but you have inspired me. The new career change sounds intriguing! x

GRACE PETERSON said...

I see he wore his best outfit. Handsome fellow.

Marguerite said...

Love how the crystal sparkles right through his wings, at first I couldn't quite tell what I was looking at. Wonder if he/she saw their image reflected back at them?

Diane said...

What a unique thing to happen -- no one has ever photographed a dragon fly sitting atop a lovely chandelier! Good thing your camera was handy!