If a dragonfly lands on your head


Dec 2, 2019

It took me forever to find these photos! They’re the same series of photos originally as the black and white dragonfly photo. I couldn’t find the photo in my file(s) that I had posted, so I had to find the originals and redo them. And I don’t think I showed you the other photos, just the black and white one.

They were taken July 19, 2019.

Hope you enjoy!

  • there are over 5,000 species of dragonflies
  • are part of the scientific infraorder called Anisoptera
  • Dragonflies can hover in one place, fly extremely fast, and even fly backwards.
  • some of the fastest flying insects in the world reaching speeds of over 30 miles per hour
  • come in a variety of colors including blue, green, yellow, and red
  • range in size from a half inch to over 5 inches long
  • are carnivores, eating all types of insects including mosquitoes, gnats, cicadas, flies, and even other smaller dragonflies
  • don’t sting and generally don’t bite people
  • have been around for over 300 million years. Prehistoric dragonflies were much larger and could have a wingspan of 2 ½ feet!
  • when first hatched, the larva or nymphs live in the water for around a year. Once they leave the water and begin to fly, they only live for around a month
  • having a dragonfly land on your head is considered good luck
  • groups of dragonflies are called swarms
  • https://www.ducksters.com/animals/dragonfly.php

ADVICE FROM A DRAGONFLY

spend time near the water

be colorful

enjoy a good reed

zoom in on your dreams

appreciate long summer days

keep your eyes open

just wing it

“The dragonfly brings dream to reality and is the messenger of wisdom and enlightenment from other realms.”    

~ Anonymous

Tomorrow is National Roof over your head day, world trick shot day, National day of giving/ GivingTuesday

Hope you have a great day, night or evening

where ever you may be!

Thanks for stopping by!!

click on either image to see what I have available at Picfair and Pinterest

the dragonfly

symbolizes

free spirit,

swiftness,

and

activity

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