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Face-Off with Harold, the Dragonfly, 1 | by RichTatum
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Face-Off with Harold, the Dragonfly, 1

(Original blog entry here: One Beautiful Bug: My Dragonfly House-Guest)

 

Happiness is finding beauty in unexpected places.

 

I try not to post too many things close together, but I was too excited about this to let it slide without posting.

 

No, I didn’t get a job.

 

Tonight I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. At first I thought it was a reflection off the rim of my eye-wear. Then I thought, Wait, is that a spider dangling in mid-air? So I looked, and I saw what I at first thought was the hugest arachnid I’d ever seen clutching the wall of my house.

 

But, no, after I stopped screaming hysterically (at least, in my head), I looked more closely, adjusted my spectacles, and realized I was seeing a beautiful dragonfly.

 

I gently encouraged the little critter up on my finger and, cupping my hands together, I went to show the winged beast to my wife, before setting it free. She suggested a photo. I readily agreed.

 

And you get to enjoy the fruits of our now-emancipated find.

 

Jennifer named him Harold. Go figure.

 

Eat as many mosquitoes as you can find, little friend.

 

Check out the other view of Harold here.

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Uploaded on June 29, 2007