Adult male common white-tailed skimmer. Love them for they gorge on mosquitoes.
Visit Dawes Arboretum for more photographs of dragonflies.
I lost a dear love during my mid-twenties. In the middle of grieving, I felt grumpy about my age back then. Mid-twenties, I thought, was much too young to become a widow; I think it is an age when we think we own the world, or can save the world, or sit on top of the world.