Sunday, 9 October 2011


Just realised today is 09 10 11  :-)

The 'steamy' weather continues here and we have daily visits from this little chap and his friends ... they're very busy skimming across our pool picking up water 'on the wing'  so I was pleased to get a couple of photos of this one when it landed for a brief rest.

I'm not an expert on 'bugs' so will just call this a red dragonfly unless somebody can tell me otherwise

Look at its little red face .. it almost has jowls like a cartoon dog :-)


Jennifer Rose said...

lol 9 10 11...:p didnt even notice

Chrissy said...

I hope you are having a lovely rest. I confess I am a tad jealous, just a little...;) Your friend is a Scarlet Darter, very apt I think. Have a lovely time XX

sue said...

Hi Jennifer ... would have been great if I could have posted at 07.08 on 09 10 11 ... but I was still in bed then :-)

Thanks Chrissy. I was really hoping you'd stop by and enlighten me as you know so much about these little bugs and critturs. Scarlet Darter certainly describes them well. They're really quite cute close up aren't they?

Jan/ said...

I didn't notice either but am glad to know what your little friend is called! Thanks, Chrissy!

Chrissy said...

Sue, I know that some people think I am a bit of a nutter but I love to see them close up...even if they do have freaky eyes, LOL :D

sue said...

I don't think you're a nutter Chrissy. Close up, they are fascinating and if I had better internet connection here I'd probably spend more time Googling. As it is, I'll rely on your knowledge when I post the next lot :-)