Summer is the final, dazzling act for most adult Dragonflies, including this Twelve-Spotted Skimmer.


They may spend years as larvae in water; but, once they grow wings and instinctively become the world’s best flyers, their time is gloriously short. They eat and mate, the females lay eggs, and they start dying when Summer starts to shed her jewels, about this time of year. (Brooklin, Maine)