That’s kind of funny because yesterday we were driving through a wildlife refuge and there were lots of dragonflies (I think mostly 12-spotted Skimmers) perched at the very tippy-top of lots of perches like tall weed seeds, posts, and the top of trees that were dead. It had been a long day, it was hot and humid, I had 12 deer fly bites on my legs (I think there were some in the car biting me as we drove) and I got a bit loopy in the late afternoon.
I started a narrative where the dragonflies were sentries posted throughout the refuge reporting back to wildlife HQ about the humans passing through. They look like innocent, innocuous insects but really… it’s only a facade of the real, underworld workings of nature.
It had been a long, hot day. :-)