Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bugs,Blossoms and Beads

I have a few more pictures taken on Sunday,May 23.
As we were trying to photograph some Terns,
I noticed the patterns the water was making.
I am drawn to these images,perhaps because they don't fly away,like the birds. :)
At the English Gardens this Dragonfly allowed some pretty good shots.
If anyone wants to give an ID,that would be appreciated.
While sitting on a bench in the gardens,I noticed the beautiful Bleeding Hearts.
Since these flowers don't want to grow in my garden,I will enjoy them this way.
What's not to like about Lilacs?
I look forward to their fragrant blossoms each spring.
Growing up we had a hedge of Lilacs around the yard,
and now Jake and I also have a hedge of Lilacs.
These particular ones were taken at the English Gardens and not at our house. :(
I noticed the spray at the Lily pond and decided to take a few shots.
What looked like a small stream of water,turned out to be a stream of beads.
At least that's what it looks like to me.



  1. According to my Dragonfly book (if I read it right) what you have is a Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata). Size is about 1.7"

    Great pictures.

  2. I was particularly drawn to the images on the water - way too cool! Love the bleeding heart - had some myself years ago when I still had my perennial garden. So beautiful! All your photos are wonderful!

  3. Wow..each of these photos is a perfect little jewel! I love the water patterns! The Bleeding heart photos is gorgeous...should be on a card! And the beads of water...wonderful! Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers, so I never get tired of good photos of them. I can smell them just looking at your photo! Thanks for all the beauty you bring to the blogging world with your photos each day.

  4. Beautiful Ruth... You always take the most gorgeous pictures. Love the lilac and the bleeding hearts.... And the water (beads) picture is incredible...

    Have a great weekend.

  5. These are gorgeous. Lilacs are so nice. They smell heavenly. The water shots are so pretty, and cool. Diane

  6. So fun! I don't know which one I like best!

    I love bleeding hearts, mostly because of emotional reasons, but they're beautiful nonetheless.

    And that water shot- love it.

    I do have to say that I prefer the image of the dragonfly because it has a smaller/less distracting frame on it. I kept wanting to see the ful size images.

  7. All your photos are outstanding but the one of the water droplets is simply amazing!

  8. These are exquisite photos, Ruth! I really like the splashing drops of water--great capture! The first photo of the water looks like a watery net...most unusual!

  9. Beautiful post today. Nice photo work.

  10. Your framing choices complement the pictures so well. The 'water drops' is very unique.

  11. beautiful photos as usual but i do know someone not happy to see Lilacs, my poor son is allergic

  12. Stunning bleeding hearts! Wow another amazing captures Ruth.
    Love all!
    A blessed weekend to both of you.

  13. Nicely done, Ruth! That dragonfly shot is so perfectly exposed - wow! I love the water pictures, too - one sort of wavy surface and the other 'beaded' - good stuff!

  14. Beautiful images, Ruth! The lilacs are just beautiful. The dragonfly is a cool capture. I love the framing on your photos.

    BTW, Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

  15. I think Richard is right. I have to look them up and sometimes never find the one I am looking for. This is a nice photo.

  16. All of these are beautiful, but I especially like your ripples on the water and your stream of beads. Both are gorgeous.

  17. these are great!! all of them are beautiful and show how great a God we have to care so much about every object very inspiring!!

  18. Ruth your photography is stunning!Love the dragonfly!Blessings to you this wonderful weekend! We are fast tracking into summer here with the warmest weather! love and light anna

  19. Beautiful series of shots. You have a good eye for the little details. The stream of beads is wonderful!

  20. I loveagonfly photos1 Yours is lovely. It makes me wonder where my dragonfly and danselfly field guide bi\ook is? How do such things get midlaid? Its a mystery to me. both its location and how it got lost. flowers and colours and shapes and their designs are wonders of beauty to me. all lovely photos.

  21. So glad you left a comment on my blog so that I could find yours. Your photos are beautiful. I wish I had a longer lens for animal photography. I have to sneak up on things to get a better shot! Looking forward to having my morning coffee viewing your beautiful pictures!

  22. Yes, all credit goes to our Lord for His wonderful creation..

    your shots are breathtaking especially the ripples.. Great captures!

    greetings from

  23. I found you on Krista's blog, Picture Imperfect. No wonder you have so many followers, your photography is incredible.

  24. Wow Ruth - love the water beads at the end and the bleeding heart. Your editing additions are pretty neat.

    That first shot - is so very interesting. The patterns so thought provoking for me.

    God surely has created an amazing world!
    It is so much fun to capture these little moments and savor them!

  25. A wonderful series, Ruth. They are so beautiful and creative.

  26. This post is so full of beauty, Ruth! It's intense!

    I LOVE the waterdrops, they remind me of diamonds. Except more beautiful and less... I don't know, pretentious? Nature is always the most beautiful thing because it just can't be wrong!

    The Bleeding Heart photo made me sigh and catch my breath a bit. It's spectacular!

    I really like all of the frames that you chose, too!


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