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Hi there!

I love dragonflies.  Squash bugs – not so much.  I had beautiful, healthy squash plants; now I don’t.  My cucumber plants have all succumbed to the juggernaut of hungry squash bugs.  Now they are lurking on my tomatoes.  I would like to say there is Sevin dust in their future, but I won’t use pesticides.  They don’t know how lucky they are.  :^(

I wish dragonflies ate squash bugs.

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.  Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.  Be curious.” ~ Stephen Hawking ~

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Dragonfly Wings

I love this blue.  It reminds me of the Midnight Blue Crayola crayon in the 64 box.  I don’t think they make that color anymore.  Odd the things we remember from childhood.

You can almost see the fairy riding on the dragonfly.

“He conceded that there must still be hope for a species which had produced Mozart.”    Ellis Peters ~ The House of Green Turf ~

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The Fog

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ~Oscar Wilde~ (and The Pretenders)

It is so hot and humid that when I take my camera outside the lens fogs.  I was so glad to see the hummingbird moth that I forgot to check it before I took a picture.  It usually only visits the bee balm when I don’t have my camera with me. :^(   So this would have been a good picture with the moth and the bumble bee, but it’s foggy.  I think it has it’s own unique appeal though.  What do you think?

I did get a better picture when I cleaned the lens with my shirt.  (I be all of you real photographers are cringing right now.)

Of course the dragonflies are busy with the mosquitoes in my garden.  Thank you dragonflies!

 

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sweet

“The past is a bucket of ashes; so live not in your yesterdays, nor just for tomorrow, but in the here and now.  Keep moving and forget the post-mortems.”  ~ Carl Sandburg ~

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  ~George Santayana ~

 

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I’m ready for my close-up Mr. de Mille.
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just pretty
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never give up

 

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Changes

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one of my new grandfrogs
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Cope’s Gray Tree Frog (aka Momma Frog)

“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.”   ~ Washington Irving ~

“Such is the state of life that none are happy but by the anticipation of change.  The change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again.”   ~ Samuel Johnson ~

“Turn and face the strange changes…”  ~ David Bowie ~

 

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Blurry Bee!

Yes, I know the bumble bee is blurry, but the bee balm came out okay!  “Always look on the bright side of life…”    It’s stuck in your head now, isn’t it?   : )

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“Some would find fault with the morning sky, if they ever got up early enough.  The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise.”    ~ Henry David Thoreau ~