What You'll See Here

I hope you enjoy the photos presented here. The majority will be of wildlife in the area. Some are sweet and charming, and others are just rascals. But, all of them are interesting.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Flit's Flight of Fancy

Hi everyone!  I'm Flit.  Mama says I'm the prettiest dragonfly ever!!


I was born at The Big Pond.  When I was smaller, I called it "The Pond" cuz I thought it was the only pond.  Mama explained it to me, though, and when I was big enough, she took me on long trips to see some of the other ponds.  Did you know there are at least 17 ponds?  But ours is the biggest and the bestest.  There's my cousin, Red, hanging out at The Big Pond.


Red really likes to hang out on reeds that grow at the edge of the pond.  Red is neat to hang around with, but we have to be really, really careful.  Other creatures like to hang out at the edge of the pond, too.  Like those nasty old ibises.  They are pretty sneaky, acting all pretty and pretending they're sticking those long noses in the grass, then WHOOSH, they whip around and grab one of us!!!  I sure don't want to be no ibis lunch!  That's why I'm super duper quick!


I found this cool backyard close to The Pond, and it has all sorts of interesting things to explore.  

I'm not even sure what this thing is I'm peeking over, but I can hide behind it pretty well to check out the other stuff.  There's lots of flowers over here...



Oooh, Greenie found a pretty little bud to perch on.  He's good at finding cool things.


Can you spot my buddy, Greenie, hiding out in the middle of the gardenia tree?  We were playing hide and seek, and it took me a long time to find him!

I made a lot of friends over here.  There's Flutter - isn't she pretty?


I said something to Mama once about how jealous I was of Flutter's beautiful wings.  They're so colorful, and she's so graceful as she moves from flower to flower.  Mama thought about that for a minute, and she told me that Flutter sure is pretty, BUT us dragonflies have a secret that butterflies don't.  Our wings are gossamer - and when the sunlight hits us just right, every color of the rainbow shows through our wings.  Nobody else can do that!  I felt a lot better after Mama told me that.  I like being special and having something no one else has.

Want to meet a few of my other friends?  These are my newest friends - teeny-weeny grasshoppers - they're really just babies.


That's not a very big flower they are sitting on.  Like I said, they're just babies, but they'll get bigger soon.

Did you ever see a stick bug?  This is Stretch.  He wishes he could fly, but he does okay on his own.



If you look closely, you can see that he's having a little snack while he's hanging upside down.  He's pretty smart.

I have lots of lizard friends, too.  That Gizmomma lady who lives here, she calls them all "Lizzie", but of course they all have their own names.  I think she just can't remember all their names, so she just calls them all Lizzie.  How silly is she?



This one was in the middle of lunch - doesn't he look like he has wings growing out of his ears?  Good thing he doesn't eat dragonflies!!!


You wanna hear something funny?  That crazy Gizmomma lady thought she was talking to the Geico Gecko.  Listen close...


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There's also cool skinks.  Did you know they can change their colors?  That's a neat trick, if you ask me.


There's even a huge, evil, red lizard that scares me half to death...


HAHAHAHA!!!  Just kidding.  I know this is a fake one.  Just wanted to see if you were paying attention.

I saw a different kind of dragonfly the other day too.  She's awfully cold and standoffish.  I don't know why she doesn't like me - everybody likes me.



I don't know why she just sat there and let that snotty little spider walk all over her back.  Doesn't she know they bite?  Ouch!

I have fun all day long, flitting all over the place.  Once, I landed on Gizmomma's book that she was reading.  I tried to enjoy the book, but she wouldn't turn the page, and I got bored, so I flitted away.

One time, I even landed on little Gizmo's tail while he was laying on the grass.  He's a funny guy.  He didn't even notice I was there, and I giggled and giggled forever.


Well, I gotta go - Mama's calling me for dinner.  Don't tell her I've been snacking all day long on my travels.  I had a fun day.  Hope you did too!

See you soon.  Byyyyyeeeee!!!!!!