Sunday, August 3, 2014

~~ ON THE WING ~~


Sauntering slowly and listening with intent 
Jim and I head into the park


ending up at the pond 
just 5 minutes into the park
filled with
WINGS
flitting every where


this amazing creature with
4 wings
1/2 transparent and 1/2 chocolate brown


the pond water was so still mirror-like
with hundreds of speedy dragonflies
dodging each other and us


Do you see the double attached dragonflies 
on the right-hand side with the reflection below?
Such is the speed I was telling you about.
No one was sitting still for our cameras today.


So close these 2 were,
I suspect they were mating


After leaving and returning to
 MacDonald Hill
for fresh cool air
this seagull soared by
heading across the expanse
into the mist.


Wings of all sorts today!
Someday I will fly on the breezes like
all my winged friends!

29 comments:

  1. My good friend Alvin Day wrote a book. It's called "If Caterpillars Can Fly, So Can I"
    Fly Sofie Doodle, Fly!

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    1. Time for a good summer read ~~~ many thanks Stew and scratches for Pugz!!!

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  2. Sophie, your world is so lovely!

    -Ruby

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    1. I'm always finding something new to share, HUGS!!

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  3. Well Soph, as my good friend 'Ferlin Husky' was often heard to say: "On the Wings of a Snow......White.....Dove....."

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    1. I'll have to stop watching Stacey's Country Jamboree now,I guess!!

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    1. It's a seasonal wonder and so frozen over when the winter winds blow!

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  5. What fantastic photos. Love the transperant Dragonflyes.

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    1. I have never seen them before so was trying to capture a still photo to share.

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  6. Reflections galore, and every one superbly stunning. And the dragonflies, please, Sophie, turn your eyes the other way and leave them to their fun. So good to see you out and about. Cheers, Jean.

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    1. The dragonflies had a great time today. There were some children there too catching and releasing frogs. I was glad to see the latter.

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  7. Wow, some awesome photos here. The second photo with that perfect mirror image is spectacular. And so is the seagull/beach picture. A-ma-zing! And I also love the first photo of you walking with daddy Jim. Fantastic! Make sure to tell daddy Ron how much I love his photography, okay?

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    1. I will tell him everything you told me and I won't leave anything part out!

      He said "thanks Marfa!"

      "So kind of you"

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  8. You live in such a beautiful place, Sophie! I like seeing what you and Ron and Jim are seeing. PS Ron - thanks for your link to the macro 4/3 review.

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    1. Oh you are so welcome Barb ~~ those new Sony cameras look very intriguing.

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  9. Love those dragonflies and the clear water, reflecting the trees above.

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    1. It was a gem of place today IngerDoodle ~~ a few people but many many more dragonflies!!

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  10. What amazing pictures. We saw a very similar creature to your brown wing/transparent wings today, but with white instead of brown.

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    1. Oh that sounds intriguing. I wonder if they are from the same family? I bet they are.

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  11. Beautiful. Love the seagull photo.

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    1. I have many pictures of this seagull, well at least I believe it is the same feller flying by ever time we visit this hill.

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  12. Your Dads certainly have an eye for a photogenic scene! Love the seagull picture. My schnauzer would love to walk along that beach with you..and so would ! Shame I am 3000 or so miles away!

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    1. 3000 miles ~~ OUCHIE!!!

      Hey maybe it's time to put NS on the top of your To-Do list!

      Winks!

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  13. Brilliant images captured by gifted eyes! And I especially love that second photo... well, and the one of the kannoodling dragonflies... and the gull... and Sophie!

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    1. So kind Mitch!

      There always seems to be something to share which I had totally unexpected.

      The amateur photo stuff is most satisfying!

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  14. A very beautiful post!
    Love that you wrote "listening with intent".

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    1. Sophie and Jim have their own language and Sophie DOES listen and watch as to the body language clues and sounds. She really responds well with a few practice runs!

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  15. Dragonflies are mating right across the country, I guess, Sophie! I've been watching them too. That Ron sure knows how to bring your world into mine. So different, and yet.. not. Beautiful photos for sure!

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