Nature’s biplane

Posted: January 31, 2023 in Nature
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Dragonflies claim my attention any time I see one. If aliens insects invade the world, ala the old sci-fi movies, I hope they’re dragonflies. At least they’ll look beautiful doing it, although I suppose it depends how big they are! The phrase “Gossamer wings” could have been written to describe these wings.

It was just one of those nights
Just one of those fabulous flights
A trip to the moon on gossamer wings
Just one of those things

*From “Just One of Those Things”, written by Cole Porter for the 1935 musical Jubilee.

  1. bushboy says:

    Absolutely beautiful 🙂

  2. beth says:

    great nickname for it

  3. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful photo. I sometimes think that if I ever got a tattoo, it’d be of a dragonfly. That’s a big “IF” btw.

  4. They are one of the very best jewels of the garden.

  5. I too find beauty in dragonflies. Great capture, Janet!

  6. Dragonflies are so beautiful! It feels like a terrible omission that I didn’t have any added to either of my sleeves. I’ll have to fit one in on my legs, I suppose. 🙂

  7. I love them too. They’re fascinating curious little flyers. Is this a common whitetail?

  8. Me either! I wish I knew them as well as I do some birds. 🤣

  9. Amy says:

    I love dragonflies. Great capture, Janet!

  10. DeWetsWild says:

    What a fantastic photograph, Janet!

  11. This definitely caught my attention. Anita