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An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!


Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Common encounter

A beautiful morning, here in darkest Thanet, I spent the majority of it entertaining Emily by playing with a ball or generally being silly. It was while we were looking at the butterflies which had been attracted to the Buddlieas that I became distracted by a pair of dragonflies, in tandem, that alighted in the adjacent dog rose. I grabbed the camera from my study and managed just a handful of images before they were away.

Only a pair of Common Darters, but yet another demonstration of how the unexpected can brighten any day. Well; I enjoyed them anyway!


  1. Hi Dyl, my Blogger has been playing up recently, not allowing me to leave comments on other blogs - a reoccuring theme unfortunately. Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your big sky post. Cannot beat them. Take care, S

    1. Cheers Steve,
      Troublesome computers and old(er) men - not a good combination as I've discovered for myself on many occasions. "Big Skies" - you certainly hit the spot when you first mentioned them. I'm bloody smitten by them now! Toodle pip for now - Dyl

  2. Lovely shot. Plenty of dragonflies about this year.

    1. Plenty seen around the local fisheries - not too regular in the garden, hence my excitement.