For FRIZZTEXT’s D Challenge, I am presenting these dragonflies. I have collected their photos over the summer – the first two are from our place, the other two are from Maine. I tried to identify them but identifying dragonflies proved to be much harder than identifying butterflies (well, at least for me. 🙂 )
I was very glad to see these dragonflies in our yard. The county normally sprays insecticide all over the place to kill EEE mosquitoes. Unfortunately, the spraying kills not only the nasty insects but the good ones as well. No spraying must have been done so far these year because not only are there dragonflies but there are also the fireflies. On the fourth of July, the blinking lights from the fireflies were the best fireworks I saw.
Meanwhile, you will never know how happy I was to see these dragonflies while we were in Maine in early spring when the evil blackflies were all over the place. If the dragonflies were there, I knew that the reign of the little vampires was at its end.
Anyway, there goes my little anecdote. I need to post as quickly as I can because we are off to a long trip to the south of Maine. My in-laws are treating the children to a train ride. So tomorrow, we will do nothing but ride trains (and perhaps, enjoy a little lay over wherever we may be by then).
One final note – dragonflies are sometimes called damselflies. I guess, that does not make the male of the species too happy. Just think of the unfortunate male ladybug. No matter how macho he may be, he is and will always be a Ladybug. Would a male damselfly be thrilled to be a damsel(fly) in distress? Heh! Sorry…my silly humor is getting the better of me. 🙂
Have a great day t you. 🙂