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July 26, 2010

Stopping By Plants on a Sunny Morning

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…. with apologies to Robert Frost.


Whose plant this is I think I know

The house is beyond the deck though

They will not see me stopping here

To watch the flies before I go


Hummingbirds must think it queer

To stop with a human near

Between the garden and the bush

The brightest morning of the year



I give my wings a little shake

To get her to make a mistake

The only other sound is that

The camera shutter make


Hydrangea leaves are dark and deep

But I have many nymphs to keep

And miles to go before I sleep

And miles to go before I sleep



  1. So very clever and gorgeous photos!

    Comment by Becky Sue — July 26, 2010 @ 9:17 pm | Reply

    • Thank you so much! I thought it was a funny association to make with a famous winter poem, but who knows where inspiration comes from sometimes.

      Comment by Karma — July 27, 2010 @ 8:38 am | Reply

  2. Are you practicing sneaking up on poor unexpecting bugs? You did well! Cute poem, too! 🙂

    Comment by thedailyclick — July 27, 2010 @ 8:22 am | Reply

    • I have been practicing my sneaking! Luckily I didn’t have to sneak too hard for this one. It seemed rather content to sun itself there for a while.

      Comment by Karma — July 27, 2010 @ 8:40 am | Reply

  3. Wow, you are really taking some great shots with that new camera! Lovely. Very cute with the poem too. Reminds me of my take on Scarborough Fair.

    Comment by JenniferA — July 27, 2010 @ 9:37 am | Reply

    • Thank you! I’m really enjoying the camera and learning about it. Don’t know if I’ll have luck with the lenses you lent me, as I realize now they don’t have image stabilization and I have shaky hands sometimes when it comes to the shutter! I will have to try to do some comparing on a bright sunny day when it shouldn’t be as much of an issue.

      Comment by Karma — July 27, 2010 @ 3:48 pm | Reply

  4. Bottom one is my fav! We’ve seen some HUGE dragonflies this season! I love that they come in so many different colors and hope to capture a few myself!

    Comment by milkayphoto — July 27, 2010 @ 9:42 am | Reply

    • I like the bottom one too. It almost appears to be smiling. And its true, I have seen some giant dragonflies too – they look like little helicopters in the distance.

      Comment by Karma — July 27, 2010 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

  5. Ohhhhh . . . I love that second angle, where the dragonfly looks like a mermaid with wings. They always look so delicate, going about their pretty dragonfly lives, but here we can see the armor. I wonder if it’s stressful to hold those wings out so, if they feel heavy after awhile.

    Comment by Gerry — July 27, 2010 @ 11:14 am | Reply

    • I don’t know Gerry, but this dragonfly didn’t seem to stressed! It appeared to be gathering “solar power” for its next flight.

      Comment by Karma — July 27, 2010 @ 3:52 pm | Reply

  6. Cleverly done. 🙂

    You captured the dragonfly well, in word and photos.

    Comment by Robin — July 28, 2010 @ 10:38 am | Reply

  7. Glad you liked it!

    Comment by Karma — July 28, 2010 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

  8. Oh dragonfly, oh dragonfly, thank you for stopping by Karma’s lens and pausing long enough for creativity to reveal its gossamer wings…

    Comment by Kathy — August 1, 2010 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Kathy! I’m not sure how Robert Frost got into my mind when I was writing this one, but I’m glad he did! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — August 2, 2010 @ 9:45 am | Reply

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