At this time of year, it's nice to sit outside as the sun is setting and enjoy the cool air. I love to see the hundreds of dragonflies floating like fairies on the evening breeze. They make it possible to sit outside because they dine on the mosquitos and other no-seeums that would be dining on us otherwise.
I was sad to find this one trying to make one last desperate flight this morning. His wings are like lace made of fine copper wire. And his body is like a beautiful native American necklace crafted from fine turquoise and carnelian stones. Farewell, Dragonfly. May your spirit dance on the breezes of heaven.