5.11.2006

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)

4 comments:

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?