Today, I revisit my past, when dragonflies followed me everywhere, begging me to take their picture. They still follow me, but often I simply gaze at them in wonder, that such marvelous creatures share the planet with us.
This first one is a Halloween Pennant, so-called because of his orange color. To see it larger, click on the photo. There was a strong wind that day; I expected him to be blown off his perch at any moment.
You see dragonflies mating often. They only have a short time to do it, so there’s no fooling around. Look closely, and you’ll see the red eggs under the male’s tail.
The sun caught the wings of this red dwarf beautifully.
The day I saw this couple was magical. Cottonwood filled the air and floated on the water in bright sun, sparkling like gems. They were literally walking on the water of this small pond.
Enjoy your Monday!