Friday, July 13, 2012

Doctor, Doctor


Well, I'm a bit behind on posting, once again.  I have had several personal, family matters to tend to around here and just haven't accomplished much of anything this week.  My mind has just been too pre-occupied with other stuff to be able to put together a reasonable post on any financial matters.
Hopefully things are straightened out for now and I can get back to the subject we were talking about in a day or two.
Until then I threw together this little collage of my resident dragonflies, or snake doctors as old-timers used to call them.  I personally still like that name.  It seems every year I have one or two new varieties show up and I have been trying to photograph them all.  I have counted about 8 separate type but only photographed 7, I think.  I have no idea what their actual species names are so if you do feel free to let me know.  The one up top with it's butt in the air is the smallest, at about 1 1/2" long and the lower one on the post, with the spotted tail, is the largest I've seen, at about 4 1/2" long.  I love them all!

Of course you can click on the photo to enlarge it and get a much better look at them.

7 comments:

ErinFromIowa said...

New desktop for me! Asher (my grandson)is going to enjoy looking at it.

Sissy said...
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Sissy said...

They are beautiful. Growing up I knew them as snakefeeders; being fearful of snakes, I felt where a snakefeeder was seen, of course there was a snake nearby. Then there are those little blobs/globs of white foamy stuff you see sometimes on a stems or twigs - that is snakespit! My goodness, what nonsense was used to keep us children in check but thank goodness, I finally outgrew all my fears and false information. Now it is a rare occasion to see a snake or "snakefeeder". You are fortunate seeing so many. I've got redbirds though!

edifice rex said...

Hey Erin! yay! that would make a good background!

Hey Sissy! you know when I was a kid I always imagined that if I saw a snake doctor there was a snake lurking somewhere nearby too! I guess we all had very active imaginations! lol!

Patsy said...

snake doctor....haven't thought of that name in so very long! Thanks for the memories of long summer days spent outside playing in the dirt, building playhouses, baking mudpies, chasing Granny's chickens and picking her flowers--for which we got a switching....;)

HermitJim said...

I wonder where the name "snake doctor" came from? That would be an interesting thing to know!

You sure do have a lot of variety, that's for sure!

edifice rex said...

Hey Patsy! wow, yeah, we used to do all those things too! seems such a long time ago.

Hey Jim! you know, i think i read that somewhere before, where that name came from but I can't remember now. I'll have to look it up.