Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I took this shot of a blue damselfly on a recent trip to southern Missouri. There were lots of them flying all around the area, with this one landing in a the perfect spot. I loved the contrast of blue against the yellow green leaf.
Here's a bit of critter indentification info. A damselfly holds its wings above the body. A dragonfly's wings are held out to the side. So now you can sound like a true naturalist as you sit and watch flying insects on a summer's day.
However, beyond that piece of information, you're on your own. I looked up damselflies and dragonflies on an insect identification site and there were more types of each listed than I had time to ponder.
I've noticed that daylight is growing shorter. Before long, summer will completely disappear into fall. We'll drag out our sweaters and welcome the new season, though we can't help but mourn the passing of the old one just a bit.
So take time to relax into today. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of summer while you still can. And save a seat for me.
I'll bring the iced tea.