Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Did You Know That Dragonflies Smile...Frogs Too~

When neighbors around my home go on vacation travel journeys, some of them will allow me to care for their yards, gardens, pets and wildlife. This past week, I did this for 3 neighbors and with my own schedule, it has kept me busy. One of the families have a small pond with frogs and fish. Where there is a pond there are also always going to be Dragonflies.

*Note...all images were taken with a handheld Nikon D-90 camera with a 70/300 lens set on macro~

Green Darners...

Female and Male Whitetailed Skimmers~

The Green Frog was sitting in a smaller pool and I nearly missed viewing it from it's hiding amongst the pond reeds~

I hope that everyone has a very nice week and that you take lots of photographs to share!  Stay Safe~


  1. When the sun shines the Dragons smile ... super set of images Mary.

    More rain here so may be a while before my lens can seek out some similar smiling faces.

  2. A splendid series of shots! The dragonflies are fabulous.

  3. Mary,
    The dragonflies at the top are all Blue Dashers. And you have a male Widow Skimmer mixed in with the Common Whitetails. Fun photos BTW>

  4. Brilliant Dragons and the Green Frog, he/she is so pretty. I like the third frog, it is awesome.

  5. Seriously good pictures you took there Mary. I've heard of baby sitting, dog sitting and even cat sitting but dragon sitting, that's cool and a highly inventive way of making yourself at home.

  6. I have been told that my Green Darner is actually a Blue Dasher and that one of my Whitetailed Skimmers is actually a Widow Skimmer. I must confess when I look at the Dragonfly/Damselfly Guide for KY, there are no Blue Dashers, or Widow Skimmers in our region and thus said, I had to ID as best I could with what I had. Thus said, thank you Randy Emmitt and also Pete Gustas from facebook, for helping me out! I tried to leave a comment like this on my own blog this morning, and it would not work, will attempt to do this again now~

  7. Oooops Daser, not Dasher...geesh, this poor post is sure getting the corrections today;) Mary


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