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A Love of Dragonflies

Intricate jewels fly like highly skilled jet fighters

dashing back and forth in the warmth of humid green air

testing each collumn of stagnant mist, rising from summer ponds

I study them as they, study me

each seeking some understanding of this strange and intricate design

I went with Ranger, the dog, to the pond and photographed the dragonflies. We each had different ideas, I wanted images of dragonflies and he wanted to eat them.

There were so many different kinds all competing for air space. I went back several times and realized why they were everywhere, they were just emerging from their larval state.

As much as a burden and love as the dog has been, he has made me present. I have never enjoyed a spring quite as much as this one. Even while the summer heat is infiltrating every corner of the landscape  he continues to make me happy. He is careless and teaches me spontanaity and true kindness.

I had a day lost in dragonflies, a pond and a dog named Ranger.

What do you think?

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Written by stevelinebaugh

Oil painter and pastel artist, writer, photographer, graphic designer,
originally from New Jersey

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