i was able to capture this as the sun was coming up. this lovely humming bird decided to sit(seconds, mind you) awhile on a nearby branch.
this little fellow dragonfly looks a little worn but was enjoying sunning himself until i got too close.
there is something magical about an orange winged being flitting and fluttering about in ones garden. voila! he lit on a freshly watered wildflower. how wonderful!
i love coneflowers, they are big, lushious, reseed themselves, attract butterflies, bees, and when they go to seed they feed the goldfinch.