I Saw a Dragonfly Fall Down

No, it's not dead. Apparently, it was just "taking a moment" as one of my former teaching colleagues used to say. One minute it was flying along, the next it flopped to the ground, belly up.
Seconds after I took this picture, it roused itself and took off.
Curious, don't you think?
(Eastern Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis)


Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

On one of Henry Rollins' spoken word CDs he tells the story of taking a ride in this tiny plane. As he does so, he makes the sound of a tiny flying insect with this "eeee eeeeeeeeee" noise. It's too funny and I can hear this little guy doing the same noise right up until FLOP.

Wayne said...

Those of us in our 50's know this phenomenon - we call it a "senior moment".

pablo said...

Boy, I know this feeling!

Kentucky Brat said...

maybe he'd had to much to drink?