WARNING! DON’T SCROLL DOWN UNTIL YOU READ THE OPENING NARRATIVE.
Did you scroll down? I think somebody scrolled down. Are you one of those people who feel especially compelled to look at the photo after being asked NOT to? I am! Hmm…
I thought I would stop by the water feature again today in hopes of seeing “Red.” After sitting for a few minutes, I noticed something moving very quickly to and fro. It was beautifully colored in the brightest of reds – sort of a flaming red. He was moving about so quickly, skimming the water as he flew. IT WAS “RED” – the flame skimmer dragonfly I had met a few days earlier (see my post “I Met a Dragonfly Today” from 7/13/10). I was sitting on a rock very close to the plant that seemed to be his favorite perch on my last visit – camera already in hand. He paid no attention at first but then he must have recognized me, because he flew right up to the plant, landing directly in front of me – as if to say, “Good Morning!”
See. It has a much better effect after you’ve read the narrative.
But something was very different today – I could just tell. “Red” would sit in front of me for a few moments bobbing his head up and down as if trying to tell me something, then quickly fly away. He would come back, but only stay a moment again. Something seemed wrong. Was he trying to tell me something? After several flights and landings near me, he flew off.
But as he was leaving, I could hear his high-pitched, squeaky voice saying something…
What was that you said, Red…?? What??
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