As I was tending my veggies I had a feeling I was being watched.
I think the endless rain is creating a dragonfly paradise.
There is only one dragonfly that has black wing bands that touch the body: the widow skimmer. The common name describes this dragonfly’s unusual mating behaviour. Once the female lays her eggs experts say the male will abandon or ‘widow’ her. Other dragonflies typically remain partners.
Males have blue bodies; females and juveniles are golden. I love her happy chocolate face. Entomologists take note: does this girl look like she is grieving? Maybe she wasn’t abandoned. Maybe she kicked his good-for-nothing butt to the curb ….