I don’t believe that dragonflies deserve their name. There doesn’t seem to be anything fierce about them – unless you’re a mosquito. In that case – beware!


We’ve had quite a few dragonflies zipping around the farm fast and furious.


I’m fascinated by the colors on this guy. They remind me of the color of copper and verdigris.


This dragonfly, slow in the late afternoon sun, allowed me a closeup. His wings like tiny leaded windows are works of art.

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5 Responses to Dragonflies

  1. George says:

    Another name for a dragonfly is mosquito hawk.

  2. Anita Smith says:

    This must simply be the summer of the dragonfly! We saw tons of them in SC this summer, as well as here in VA, and even in Maine in June. They are quite colorful and inquisitive. I took shots of several, simply because of their vibrant color when we visited Brookgreen Gardens in SC.

  3. Diane C says:

    Have you ever seen a bright red dragonfly. Twice now I have seen one in Boulder, CO

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