A buzz and a flit,
Then quietly, lightly perched –
Fly, four-winged dragon!
I spotted this reddish dragonfly whilst roaming in the front garden last summer. First she flitted here and there, and I thought….”Too fast for a picture! I wish she’d land somewhere and give me a chance.”
And, d’you know? She listened!
Next thing I knew she had landed on this well-situated plant and stood there patiently, as if to say, “Well, what are you waiting for? I’m ready!”
She was in no hurry. I snapped several photos of her, admiring the detail in her fine, lacy wings, her colours, and what a unique looking insect overall.
I love seeing dragonflies. I’ve had one land on my leg while canoeing on a river; I’ve had another one land on my shoulder as I was in the garden. I enjoy watching their flight….how light and graceful they move.
Before posting this photo though, just to make sure my information was correct, I double-checked online to see what the differences are between dragonflies and damselflies. I came across a helpful blog post here, which confirmed it.