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Dragonfly buffeted by the breeze

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Dragonfly Hanging and Being Buffeted by the Wind 3645

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While I was out walking on March 21st, I caught a glimpse of this dragonfly, and maybe because it was of the same overall color as the dried-out broomweed plant I found it on, I took it to be dead, too. When I looked more carefully, though, I could see the insect make an occasional small movement with one of its legs, so I knew it was alive. The dragonfly proved very good at holding tight to the broomweed and hung on even when buffeted by the breeze that hardly ever stopped blowing across the prairie in far northeast Austin that morning.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 12, 2013 at 6:14 AM

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