Sunday, May 17, 2009
Pond life - wonders of nature
The water lilies are now blooming enthusiastically - the photo shows just one of the five groups of pink lilies. But the yellow waterlily still has yet to put in an appearance, even though it has a lot of leaves.
The first dragonflies have appeared - both the huge blue ones and the little damselflies. I now understand what the prawn-like creatures were that I saw rushing around under the water: these are larvae of dragonfly. The other day they crawled out of the water up the stems of reeds and the the dry husks remain there whilst the dragonfly itself zooms around in the air. Magic.