Dragonfly Afternoon


It’s the season for the huge red dragonflies. They’re out swooping over my pool. I should go join them, but I’m sure the water it is too hot since it is still coming in from the mineral hot spring that feeds the pool.

Now a flotilla of white butterflies are swooping around between the dragonflies. Like a busy freeway out there. Lots of cloverleafs. I’d like to get a photo of the dragonflies, but they zoom over and just alight for a second––not long enough to shoot. After ten unproductive minutes, I just focused on a palm frond hanging out over the water, hoping one would light there. Wonder of wonders, one did, but just as I snapped it, Morrie ran up with his ball and scared it away! Morrie!!!

I’m going in to download the SD card to my computer and see if I got anything.

Lo and behold, I did!

Until Morrie arrived—

and there were none!

The End

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

5 thoughts on “Dragonfly Afternoon

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I had never seen them before I came to Mexico. We have the other variety as well, but at a different time. Our moths and butterflies come in bunches at different times as well, according to color. Small white ones now, yellow ones later, big brown moths earlier. Monarchs I didn’t see here because I don’t have milkweed, but my friend Betty had them a few weeks ago. Love seeing these cycles of nature. Daddy longlegs are just starting to congregate.



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