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The Salem Rose Society is a group of rose-growing folks that enjoy touring open gardens in warm-weather months.
Casual visitors are also welcome to join the tour.

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June 25, 2012

Overnight garden visitor

A really impressive dragonfly perched itself on one of my rose bushes yesterday evening.    I didn't think to take a photograph of it at the time, but when it was in the same spot this morning I couldn't resist.  Any insect that eats mosquitos is very appreciated in the garden, so here is my photographic salute to this welcome visitor.  After taking the first photo, I used a ruler to get a rough measurement of it, and the ruler's proximity caused the dragonfly to scoot up the rose bloom about half an inch.  So, this beautiful insect measures in at a wingspan of three inches.