Friday, August 16, 2013

Dragonflies and Hummingbirds

August 16, 2013

Wednesday and Thursday have been rather busy...not the having fun kind of busy, but the stuff that has to get done busy. I plowed my way through laundry and lots of cleaning on the inside while Joe has been busy with the outside and a couple of projects.

As I mentioned in our last post, the hummingbirds have been enjoying our feeder. I counted 5 this morning and managed to capture 4 of them in this photo.

This little guy was not at all patient waiting his turn...he zipped right on in!

I thought he was sitting on the branch when I took his picture, but captured him just before he perched. The light caught his throat just right to see the ruby red color.

 I have never seen an orangey-red dragonfly. They also zip through the air all around the koi pond.

 There are the turquoise colored dragonflies too. Just so pretty zipping around in the sunlight.

Me and Minnie-me

We have plans tomorrow to get up really early and hike the Jewel Tibbetts Arch Trail before it gets too hot.
Can't believe it's the week-end already...
 ...hope you have a great one!

Until next time...


  1. Aren't these little birds something else. They are so much fun to watch. Great photos!! Your Dragonflies are beautiful. Love your babies!!

  2. Looks like you're on the koi pond this time (have you ever seen Koi in there?). I need your secret on capturing the dragonflies....beautiful pics of the hummingbirds as well. Enjoy all of your familiar haunts. And be careful in that heat on the trails!!

  3. Great pictures. I have yet to get one that I like of a hummingbird. And the dragonflies are so neat. Have fun on your hike.

  4. I love the hummingbirds. It sure keeps me busy trying to good shots over and over again. Good job.

  5. Excellent pictures of the wild and tame life around you, thanks so much for sharing.

  6. We carry a hummingbird feeder too. Can sit for hours just watching them & their antics. The dragonflies are beautiful. I have never seen an orange nor a turquoise one before. It is a shame we still have chores to do while living this lifestyle, where are the shoemakers elves when you need them?

  7. Today is the first time in weeks that I got a decent wifi access.
    Amazing shots, Beautiful and Love those humming birds and dragonflies.