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Nov 11, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Red Dragon on Lotus Pod

Red Dragon on Lotus Pod

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Nov 11, 2021 6:44 PM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Michigan Foliage Fan Dragonflies
Dahlias Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Bromeliad Bookworm
Dragonfly. Lotus pod. Must be Cal's banner. Yea! Smiling Lovey dubby
I post high resolution photos (nature, travel, and other subjects) on smugmug
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Nov 11, 2021 7:15 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Hilarious! Yup! Cool banner, Cal! Smiling
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Nov 11, 2021 7:18 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Exceptional banner Cal!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Nov 11, 2021 7:22 PM CST
Zone 5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Today's lingo for superb........awesome! So clear and sharp. Love it. 🐲 🐲 🐲 🐲 🐲
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Nov 11, 2021 9:48 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Azaleas Region: Massachusetts Organic Gardener Daylilies Cat Lover Bulbs
Butterflies Birds Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Nice! Beautiful dragonfly! There's no lotus around here, sadly…
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Nov 11, 2021 10:06 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Beautiful!
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Nov 12, 2021 5:06 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
The dragon flies have been very active this year. A few weeks ago, there
were ~8 zipping around the pond, "playing tag". :whistling:

There were still a few out today.
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Stay tuned.....uploading videos Smiling
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Nov 12, 2021 8:03 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Nothing short of marvellous! Hurray!
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Nov 12, 2021 9:09 AM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Azaleas Region: Massachusetts Organic Gardener Daylilies Cat Lover Bulbs
Butterflies Birds Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
That is so cool! What a face! And so red! Almost carnelian…
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Nov 12, 2021 9:43 AM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Not sure I've ever heard a dragonfly "whistle." Hilarious! Great pictures!
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Nov 12, 2021 12:08 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Please Note....I chose "Not for kids" as the setting in YouTube, but you can decide if
you want to share with your little ones, especially the final video. Smiling



More coming. Smiling
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Nov 12, 2021 12:24 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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Nov 12, 2021 12:37 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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Nov 12, 2021 12:43 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Last but not least.....
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Nov 12, 2021 12:58 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
BTW, I will upload at least one hour of a dragon fly coming & going on the lotus stem if anyone wants
to stream it on their tv just as a background. I captured the long video on our security camera. Can't get
quite as close & no sound as on my 35mm, but kind of cool, imho, and hope you'll agree. Smiling

Also, lotus are easier to grow than sunflowers, roses, cosmos, etc......"easy as pie" . Thumbs up
Bees & dragon flies love them, too, though for different reasons. Smiling
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Nov 12, 2021 6:23 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
I noticed the dragonfly kept his front pair of legs tucked up behind his head. I wonder why.
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Nov 12, 2021 8:51 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
You're right.....I'd never noticed that. It looks like he (?) has a small pair
next to his head.....probably for grasping prey.......or holding on. Whistling
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Nov 12, 2021 11:19 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank you everyone for all the nice comments, acorns & thumbs. Smiling
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Nov 16, 2021 5:16 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
OMG!!! Cal, that is absolutely beautiful!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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