7.30.2006

Why I Love Dragonflies

We went out for a brief walk this morning, taking advantage of the relative cool. The biting flies were, as usual, out in force. Such aggravating critters. Seems like they get some sort of perverse joy out of biting you while you are trying to remain still enough to take a picture. Luckily, this morning I had a winged escort -- and a hungry one, at that.


Take a look at this dragonfly's breakfast. It is a small horse fly, plucked from my back as I stooped to take a picture of some fungi. Yes, I do love dragonflies!!

6 comments:

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Next time I visit Mississippi I'll have to take some dragonflys with me for protection from those nasty little biting flies they have there.

Anvilcloud said...

I got reacquainted with those horseflies whiel swimming at the cottage one day this week. They are miserable creatures. Dragonflies are good.

Roger B. said...

Wouldn't it be nice if you could train your own personal dragonfly, just to keep the horseflies away?

Floridacracker said...

It's good to have backup!

SquirrleyMojo said...

two dragonflies followed us around a supermarket parking lot the other day; i was convinced they were mechanical spywear test droids . . .

mark said...

Hey Squirreley - that could happen in the not-too-distant future. Check out this Harper's article