|Pickerelweed Pontederia cordata in bloom|
|Eastern Forktail on a water lily pad|
|Blue Dashers mating|
|A resting Green Darner, Anax junius|
|A Green Darner in flight|
|A tattered Blue Dasher|
|Out of the depths,|
up the pickerelweed stems.
|A Blue Dasher in 'obelisk pose'|
From their aqueous origins dragonflies take to the air in diverse patterns as we shall see in next week's essay.