July 16, 2009

Thousand Words Thursday - Friendly Dragonfly

While hanging out under the gazebo at our friends house in Louisiana, there were several dragonflies that would cavort around. Christy held out her finger and one happily landed:
Apparently their drink of choice on that particular day was Sweet Tea...
Click on the images to see a better shot - I'm always amazed by their wings. Apparently if you have dragonflies in your area, that's a good sign that the local water source is clean - they don't like dirty water. Now that's my kind of insect! ;)



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34 Random Sassy Comments:

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful! I love the green color. Dragonflies intrigue me. I love that you used cavorting.. that is what they do.

Just Breathe said...

Great pictures. Clean water? Good to know.

Kelly said...

I love dragonflies! These are great shots! What fun.

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

Pretty cool shots!
what a cutie dragonfly!
Have a ♥Lovely♥ ATWT!

otin said...

I hate dragon flies! They look like they would be painful, even though they are not!

Hit 40 said...

I also do not like dragon flies. They scare me. Too Big of a BUG!!

Sally said...

I love dragonflies!! I didn't know they were such picky drinkers. Good to know and I don't blame them!!

Grant said...

Squish it! All bugs are evil.

Stacie said...

I love dragon flies. I never knew they came in all different colors till I moved up here. I will post my dragon fly picture Saturday! First one I saw here at the house all summer. It was a big one.

Medora said...

Dragonflies are so beautiful - I always end up with them on me when we are swimming. I love the colors.

Vodka Mom said...

I think I recognize that fella from Jumangi.

BJ_Mama said...

WOW! Those are beautiful photos. Happy ATWT!

Amy said...

Dragonflies are amazing...

Mrsbear said...

I love dragonflies. They're one of the only insects I don't want to squash in to a greasy smear. Never seen one that bright green before. Very cool.

Kat said...

Those are such cool pictures! They really are beautiful insects.

Mommy Jamie said...

Pretty dragonflies! Can't blame them for wanting the Sweet Tea. I am a fan of that myself ;)
Happy ATWT!

blueviolet said...

Those are actually quite pretty up close (for an insect)

the ungourmet said...

I can't believe how many dragon flies we have around this year. I don't remember ever seeing so many!

Your photos are so cool!

I promise I will post my manicotti! :0)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Cool pictures, but for some reason dragonflies give me the...

S H I V E R S !

Happy ATWT!

Lindsay said...

Hey Stacy : ) It's Lindsay. I use to do the Glamorous Housewife Blog. Well I am back in the blogging world and wanted to come say hi.

Love the dragonfly! Awesome picture : )

Oh, and that Red Diamond Tea is the best!!

Come check out my new blog and maybe leave a comment or two : )

Lindsay said...

Hey Stacy : ) It's Lindsay. I use to do the Glamorous Housewife Blog. Well I am back in the blogging world and wanted to come say hi.

Love the dragonfly! Awesome picture : )

Oh, and that Red Diamond Tea is the best!!

Come check out my new blog and maybe leave a comment or two : )

carma said...

Great! Now I'm panicking because we live near a large water source, and yet, dragonflies are suspiciously absent!!

The Urban Cowboy said...

You know when a dragonfly lands on you, you will hear good news from someone far away from home. So I'm told.

kyooty said...

I was heading out the door when I read your post, but wanted to get you a comment so left it up. :) The dragon fly is gorgeous. I didn't know that about the water and that makes me super happy, because my yard is full of them :)

sheila said...

If that landed on me, I'd seriously have a coronary. lol. I love to watch them...touch? Um. NO! lol

The Mom Jen said...

Wow I didn't know that about dragonflies, thanks for the tip! There are tons by the lake where we always camp! Great shots!

Unknown Mami said...

Good to know about the water source.

Captain Dumbass said...

Imagine back in the dinosaur age when they had a three foot wingspan.

mo.stoneskin said...

It makes sense, if I was a dragonfly, or a dragon even, I would enjoy Sweet Tea. Hell, I could do with some Sweet Tea right now.

Mitr - Friend said...

Awww... That dragon fly is so delicate..
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Mrs4444 said...

So, I've always wondered, why do they call it "sweet" tea? Isn't it just tea?

Yaya said...

Cool. I hear that dragonflies only live 24 hours...is that true?

Justine said...

I LOVE dragonflies! They're so beautiful! As a kid I was deathly afraid of them, 'cause my family called them dining NEEDLES, so no matter what they said, I thought they would sting me.

Justine :o )

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

This is awesome! The dragon fly looks content to be there...uh...if dragon flies can look content! Haa!