First Dragonfly of the season! It is truly Spring!
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
I witnessed a miracle of nature today!
Our little backyard pond is home to dragonfly nymphs and the first one this season chose today to emerge from the pond and transform into a dragonfly. It is an amazing process that takes several hours as they crawl out of the water and attach to a plant stalk. Then they break out of their nymph body, uncurl their legs and wings and slowly energize their body in the warmth of the sun. They start out very pale looking and this variety turn bright red as the process takes place. I saw him or her take off over the rooftops upon completion of the transformation process. I felt awe and wonder being witness to such a profound event.
In the images you can see both the dragonfly and the nymph body that it emerged from. Amazing!
Here at Spark People we are all in a state of continual transformation as we achieve the goals that we set for ourselves. I feel that same sense of wonder, awe and humility being witness to each member's successes as well.
May you ALL continue to soar Dear Spark Friends! :) Janet