Weekly Photo Challenge; Delicate

Having posted for the Weekly Challenge a day early yesterday in utter panic at 7.17pm when it still hadn’t appeared (because it was Thursday!) , today I nearly missed the Weekly Photo Challenge completely!

I am on massive doses of painkillers at the moment for my Neuralgia (previously diagnosed as Sinusitis) and the letters on the keyboard keep dancing in front of my eyes (and fingers) so I do have some excuse.  I’m having one of those lucid half hours in between pain becoming unbearable & having to take painkillers and hence disappearing into a blurry haze, so I thought I’d better post quickly!

Delicate describes perfectly how I am feeling at the moment, but I promise you, you do not want to see a photo of me right now!! :)

Instead I’m posting a photograph of a very delicate and lucky Dragon-Fly

Rescued from the Cat

Rescued from the Cat

We rescued this delicate creature from our cat Lilly Plankton, who was playing with her happily in the house. We brought the Dragon-fly into the garden & released her onto our Hydrangea bush, high off the ground and away from Lilly.

Rescue 1

Rescue 1

Lilly then jumped up onto the wall above the bush and caught the dragon fly again!!

We rescued it again & locked Lilly in the house.

Delicate Dragon Fly

Delicate Dragon Fly

Delicate Wings

Delicate Wings

After second rescue, making sure Dragon-fly was ok!

After second rescue, making sure Dragon-fly was ok!

For other interpretations of this week’s theme have a look at:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

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About Barbara Oates

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel, Lilly Plankton our cat & Myrtle our tortoise
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36 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge; Delicate

  1. Very colorful creature.

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  3. Grannymar says:

    Very delicate and colourful creatures.

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  5. kz says:

    ohmygod dragonflies! i don’t ever see one anymore!

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  6. Jo Bryant says:

    what fabulous images Barbara…and one lucky dragonfly
    so sorry to hear you are feeling bad/drugged
    hope you get on top of it soon

    {{{hugs}}}

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    • Barbara says:

      Thank you! I have a picture of the cat with dragonfly in her mouth somewhere… It’s blurry but I must add it to the collection! Luckily she wasn’t hungry!!

      It seems I ave Trigeminal Neuralgia which is also known as the ‘suicide illness’ due to the intensity of the pain.

      Believe it or not that makes me feel better as I was in such agony I was crying loads and felt like such a complainer. Now I have tablets that are targeted at this pain so I should start to feel better. Seriously I was considering going to hospital to be knocked out until the pan went away. I couldn’t stand it any longer!

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  8. Maxi says:

    Wonderful photos. Great color.

    You are going through such an ordeal, Barbara, feel better soon.
    Blessings ~ Maxi

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  9. ianharris46 says:

    yep,a very brave female southern hawker

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  13. seeker says:

    Ah, thanks for rescuing the Dragon fly. Delicate indeed. Hope you are feeling better, you are delicate too. Take care.

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    • Barbara says:

      Indeed I am! In fact I have just published a second entry in the delicate category about me, as I feel very delicate right now! At least a little on the mend now since my lovely doctor saw me :)

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  18. eof737 says:

    Gorgeous dragonfly… Feel better!

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  19. Al says:

    These are great pictures. That must be Puff the magic dragonfly.

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