Friday, July 18, 2008

Big Mama

This big, beautiful dragonfly has a wingspan of 4 1/2 inches across! And it measures 3 1/2 inches long from head to tail..........not much color in the body or wings, but I found it dead on the street and brought it home just to admire it and save it from being trampled. The intricate designs in miniature in the wings are just awesome. I plan to trace it for a beaded design...............
And on our early a.m. walk one morning last week, DH took this photo with my little camera of some beautiful wet, dark green mosses on the trunk of a cedar tree; then he found this leafy stuff. A kind of lichen, I suppose. Mother Nature never stops working! Around the clock! Oh, and the full moon last night was gorgeous..........we tried but failed to get a good shot of it and the mosquitoes ate us up!

4 comments:

NeereAnDear said...

ohhhhh How neat the dragonfly... I have a closeup of one on a flower pot... they do have some of the neatest detail...

The moss is really neat..

as for PJ.. she is a year old.... I have had her since September

COMING SOON... I PROMISE... JUST trying to get things together

HUGS

JO

Maggie R said...

Phyllis!!!! this dragonfly is so beautiful.... I have a rubber stam like it. I love dragonflies...
Your flowers are gorgeous too. Such amazing colors.... I use to have a dress the color of the zinnia!!!! woo hoo ;-} That was MANY moons ago when I didn't mind the attention.... ahahhahahahahahahah
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Miss 376 said...

The dragonfly will make for afantastic bead work piece. We all love dragonflies here

Miss 376 said...

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