Sunday, June 8, 2014

Here Be Dragons, er, Dragonflies

It's been a long while since I've seen a dragonfly.
They were always my tiny companions
when I was fishing off the side of the boat,
green ones, blue ones, and little fiery-red ones.
With their big heads, they reminded me 
of helmeted helicopter pilots.
This one, however, nearly smacked me in the head 
this morning as I walked to the store. 
I looked in my dragonfly book 
but couldn't find one like him in the pictures,
so I can't say what kind of dragonfly he be, 
but I bet he's not from "uncharted territory." 


MurciaDailyPhoto said...

Many thanks for your comment at MuDP.
Dragonflies are wonderful insects and always amazed me.

Speedway said...

They amaze me, too. I loved watching them as they flew around me. Often, they would perch lightly on my fishing line, seemingly poised in mid-air because the line was clear. And the architecture of their wings! So delicate, but suited to the purpose. Great little bugs.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful colours on this one. I appreciate that they gorge themselves on mosquitoes.

Speedway said...

I love the colors, too, William, but this one is among the more drab of the few species I've seen. I hope they eat themselves into a skeeter coma, but I don't see any evidence of a pot belly from any feast.