As is my usual way, when given a word by the Weekly Photo Challenge, I think about how it could be applied in my world of nature and small things.
While pondering the word, I thought about the biological definition of an order:
Definition (1) (taxonomy) A taxonomic rank used in classifying organisms, generally below the class, and comprised of families sharing a set of similar nature or character
Above the order, you have the class, for example Insecta – this is the group of all insects. Then within that class things are divided up into orders.
My favourite Order is Odonata.
Within this order are 2 sub-orders: Zygoptera and Anisoptera.
Enough Latin? Ok, if the photo has not already given it away, let’s translate…
Zygoptera = Dragonflies and Anisoptera = Damselflies … 2 of my favourite types of creature 🙂
Enough words? Ok, more photos of a variety of Dragons and Damsels …