Dragonflies and more

For awhile today at Steilacoom I almost felt I was a child again, sitting by the banks of Lake Washington fascinated by dragonflies and frogs, though I resisted wading hip deep in the water because I remembered how mad that made mother, and the water was really-really green looking.

Of course, I think in those days I thought all dragonflies were the same, and now that I’m older and much smarter I realize I don’t know what half of the dragonflies are.

But here’s my favorite, a Blue-Eyed Darner,

Blue-Eyed Darner

a Common Whitetail,

Common Whitetail

a Cardinal Meadowhawk,

Cardinal Meadowhawk

and this unidentified Damselfly

unidentified Damselfly

and here’s a big bullfrog that seemed irritated that I had interrupted his hunting. He’s just lucky that I wasn’t taking pictures with my childhood friend, because his family considered frog legs a great delicacy,

Bullfrog

though I could never bring myself to taste them.

2 thoughts on “Dragonflies and more

  1. yesterday was a big day for dragon flies in old town, a backyard filled with them while we sat and read. thanks for showing the details we missed, lovely photos. kjm

  2. As always, you are a master photographer. About killing a frog for his legs, puts the old saying, “pick on somebody your own size” into perspective.

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.