Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dradonflies and Unknown Flower;

*Two Dragonflies*
My husband spotted this "Pantala flavescensウスバキトンボ" while waiting me in the car.  He/She was on the thin twig of the tree in the bakery's parking lot. Luckily he/she stayed there long enough for me to take pictures. I was amazed at the glass like head especially this kind; I realized it when I saw it on pc's screen.  3 same angles p;-)



This ”Golden-ringed dragonfly,オニヤンマ was not alive when I found her (hubby said so) on the road in front of my house before going out for an errand. She was desiccated with surprisingly in a good condition. Now she is in my husband's hobby room getting really brownish; don't know how he would do with her p;)
The plastic model hubby built is the character of our city's industrial company.

*Unknown Flower*
This flower was blooming in my friend's garden taken on 25th of  last month. 
This White Flower looked beautiful under the sun. But she didn't know the name and 
I couldn't find it through pc either. Could anyone identify the flower

Thank you very much for stopping by;




37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like your dragonflies. i'm not sure of the flower either, but it is beautiful and full!

Breathtaking said...

We find lovely dragonflies in the least exspected places, its good that you were camera ready to take these exellent shots. I also don't know what the flower is called, but I will look in my gardening books for you.:) It is really really beautiful.
Enjoy your weekend Miyako.
Warm hugs.:)

Karen S. said...

I have been spoiled with lots of dragonflies this summer! The flower is stunning, and their petals remind me of Hydrangeas, somewhat, like perhaps in the same family. Very beautiful!

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. The photos of dragonflies are very lovely! The usubaki tombo looks very delicate and elegant :-)
The flower is so beautiful. What unique shape and beautiful color! I have no idea what it's called but would love to know!

Have a great weekend, Miyako san!

DeniseinVA said...

A wonderful post. Thank you very much for sharing your lovely photos with Today's Flowers :)

Ileana said...

I also have two dragonflies today!:) Your photos are beautiful!Have a nice weekend!

Michiko Johnson said...

Miyako san!
You had beautiful Hydrangeas and lovely dragonflies.
Have a nice weeekend with Otosan!
Michiko

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

How lovely the photo of the dragonfly is with the delicate transparent wings. As for the white flower it is so pretty and not sure what it is.
Enjoy your Obon family time, does not seem that long ago when I remembered you told us of this last year.
Hugs
Carolyn

Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful shots of flowers and dragonflies. The plastic model looks cute.
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bettyl-NZ said...

Your dragonflies are awesome to see. I wish I could help with the flower--I've never seen one before. The flowers look like mounds of white!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, I love your pretty dragonflies.. Great finds.. And your flowers do look like hydrangeas.. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing your post with Saturday's Critters..Have a happy weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the dragonflies. They're gorgeous critters. The flower is very pretty. Could it be some kind of phlox? I wish you a lovely weekend! Hugs, Gunilla

Carole M. said...

oh great, your dragonflies photos are fabulous! I've no idea that flower type but it sure is beautiful

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello dear Miyako

Great dragonfly photos.

I agree with Gunilla I think it is Phlox Paniculata - it's heavenly!

Wishing you a very happy weekend!

Hugs

Shane

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm glad the dragonfly stayed still long enough for you to take the top three photos! I think the white flower is phlox. It looks very much like the phlox I grow in my garden.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

The flowers look like phlox, but I can't tell for sure. When you search for photos of phlox online, compare the leaves too. The dragonfly is spectacular. It's one of my favorite animals. Have a nice weekend Miyako. Christa

Breathtaking said...

Hello Miyako!:) Just came back to say that I think the flowers are Phlox.:)
Hugs.

Ela said...

What gorgeous photos of dragonflies and flowers ! I think, these beautiful flowers look like hydrangea.
Miyako, I wish you a nice weekend :)

Anni said...

Looks like some kind of phlox to me...but I've never seen white blossoms before if it IS a phlox.

Christian Weiß said...

Great dragonflies, the second looks very huge.

janiceadcock said...

Love the photos of the dragonflies, your husband's models and the beautiful flower. The vertical stems and elongated leaf shape appear to be a Phlox, paniculata-Garden phlox. http://flowersmacropics.colormagicphotography.com/2011/07/phlox-paniculata-garden-phlox-pictures.html
If it is from a more shrub like plant with more roundness to the leaves most likely it is hydrangea. http://www.hydrangeashydrangeas.com/oakleaf.html

bailey-road.com said...

These are great macro shots of the dragonflies - so full of detail. The white flowers are really spectacular.

Felicia said...

great dragonfly images Miyako.

sorry no help with the flower id.

Indrani said...

Nice captures of the dragonfly, good it sat still for you.
The white flowers are lovely, I have not seen them here.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Lovely dragonflies indeed and that white phlox is a gorgeous variety too. Just google for white phlox and you will find out which variety exactly it is. Must be fragrant I guess.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

LonettA said...

Fantastic photos of the dragonflies! Wonderful the white phlox!

moois van me said...

I <3 dragonflies!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photography of nature's gems, the elegant dragonfly and unknown flower ~ wonder if that is a bamboo tree ~ Love the character your husband built ~ happy days to you Miyako ~ xoxox

artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor)

fredamans said...

Lovely find with the dragonfly!

coco said...

Wonderful!!!

bruce ruston said...

really nice shots, I always enjoy seeing dragonflies. though mostly it is of then passing my lens at mach one :D

Jane said...

the flower is very pretty. i love ones that look soft like cotton :)

Alexa T said...

So lovely and amazing shots!!

Karen said...

Oh, the dragonflies are beautiful! I haven't seen one yet this year.

Nick V. said...

Lovely shots! I have trouble catching the fast moving dragonflies with my camera!
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Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako! Lovely photos of the dragonflies. Their heads do look glass-like as their eyes are very big so that they can see in all directions to better hunt other insects to eat. I see that you got an identification on the phlox. I had some planted but they got eaten by the deer...Michelle

Laura said...

Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL Mikayo! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)