Monday, July 25, 2011

Dragonfly's Are Easy To Mistake For Helicopters

Because I was raised living on military bases, the stuff that I saw as a kid was very different than what a lot of kids saw.  As a result, when I was about six or seven and saw my first dragonfly I was convinced that it was some sort of miniature helicopter.  After all, I had been seening Huey Cobras and Chinooks my entire life.  It was a long time before I got close enough to one to see that it was indeed some sort of insect.

Tonight I noticed that the tree by my front door had become some sort of resting place for dragonflies.  It was kind of fun to sit for a minute and watch them and remember what it was like when I was kid and saw one for the first time and wondered how the Army was flying those little helicopters.


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