Sunday, July 27, 2008


The field is still.
The coolness that settled in last night lingers.

And all slumber beneath a heavy blanket of dew.

I love a morning like this--before the grasses start to sing and the trees ring with cicadas.
For what I hope to find is still here, resting in the quiet of the field.

Common Green Darner

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Dog-day Cicada

It's almost as if they've been charmed.

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NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely and refreshing post. The photographs really show us the gossamer wings that seem so mystical and fragile. They surely have been charmed.

Glad you are getting a break from the heat.

Pam said...

How can anything that green, beautiful and fragile be called common! Those wings!

KGMom said...

Nina--my favorite line from your post:
"before the grasses start to sing."
So poetic.

Anonymous said...

Those are really beautiful photos.

Sandy Maudlin said...

What a treasure to find your blog. Excellent photos = works of art!

Lin said...

thanks for photos-never seen a cicada but hear them all the time. fascinating world of nature to enjoy, always makes me feel close to the creator to be in nature. lin

Mary said...

They are definitely charmed, by you. Just like we are.

Anonymous said...

The dragonfly has a very nice color. The rich green blends in perfecly to the grass on which he sits.

RuthieJ said...

Amazing pictures Nina! How do you get so close without your "subjects" flying away? I've never been able to master that.