Boston Lat., Lon. (42.35892° N, -71.05781° W)
Initially I made a personal account section of this webpage to share other people's accounts since I had none of my own. Little did I know that this would change in a very convincing way. It has been a summer of the dragonfly for me. This began in part by reconnecting with a long lost cousin. She shared with me her personal stories of dragonflies and their interactions with her. From there my interest grew. Since my early awakening of rediscovering dragonflies I have seen them everywhere. I see them at home, at the homes of friends and family, and of course on my hikes. I see them in the parks, out in nature, and I even notice them while driving in my car, even while cruising along on the highway. When I'm not seeing dragonflies in the flesh I also see them in the manmade world as symbols in art. They are everywhere and will be seen if one takes the time to notice them.
It has become normal practice to rescue a dragonfly from spider webs for both my cousin and I...
Day 1 - Thursday, September 5
While writing a text to my cousin mentioning that I hadn't seen any dragonflies all day, one appears in front of me on my back deck. Color red
Day 2 - Friday, September 6
Visited by another dragonfly. He kept coming back to the deck multiple times. Even landed on my head. Color red
Day 3 - Saturday, September 7
Read book about Dragonflies on the beach
Day 4 - Sunday, September 8
Salisbury salt marsh dragonfly lands on my finger, hand, and then my shoulder. Stays on my shoulder for a few minutes. Color red
Day 5 - Monday, September 9
Coggshall Walk in the Park dragonfly lands on my hand. Color red. Near shed able to pick up a dragonfly. Color brown
Day 6 - Tuesday, September 10
On my back deck Mr. Saddlebags visits and stays around for a while even in heavy rain.
Thursday, September 17
On my hike I took a picture of this one. While I was there a red one let me hold him with my hands. When I got back home I had three sitting on the railing of my back deck. One came around to me and landed on my shoulder.