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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Irony of Flight

A dragonfly flies
with screen wire wings
through the garden
unaware of the irony of its flight.

©Susie Clevenger 2012

Dragonflies spend most of their lives in the larva stage(up to three years, depending on the species). The adult, winged stage only lasts a few weeks. Mating is the primary reason for their winged stage. So when you see a winged dragonfly, you know it’s toward the end of its lifespan.


Daydreamertoo said...

Oh, that's sad to know they spend up to three years growing and only a few weeks alive.
Lovely read.

Mama Zen said...

This is really pretty. Sad, too.

ayala said...

How sad...lovely write!

Ben Ditty said...

Oh, man, I never knew that! Wow!

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