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.