Posts Tagged ‘dragonflies’

for Six Word Saturday 9.19.20

Saturday we took another exploratory drive to Tucson, this time to the Sweetwater Wetlands, a 60-acre water treatment facility, urban wildlife habitat, and outdoor classroom. It’s similar to the Riparian Preserve, although smaller and with different flora. One feature that I quickly learned to appreciate in the desert is that it has trees.

There must have been thousands of dragonflies of all colors and sizes.

One of the most prominent features was the overwhelming number of cattails, most of which were 10′ or more in height. Much of the water area was home to these giants which, as you can imagine, provide perfect privacy for ducks and other creatures.

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Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly
Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky. ~Dante Gabriel Rossetti

I suppose I should just leave it as is–a beautiful dragonfly and a lovely quote. But that dragonfly’s little head looks to me so much like that of a demented alien bent on taking over earth that I can’t resist mentioning it. And now you’re going to see it forever, too. (Demented laugh.) In this case, I was fortunate enough to escape its evil clutches. Happy Tuesday. 🙂