There were several of these handsome insects zooming around in Edwards Gardens this afternoon. They glow in the sunlight, like living jewels.
A friend and I went riding our bikes up there today. We were having a lovely time – we saw a groundhog as well as the dragonflies, and got scolded by a very young squirrel – and then on the way back my friend had a nasty accident (she’s okay, just a little scraped and shaken up!) which resulted in me towing her part of the way back, because her bike chain was broken. Fortunately the trail was fairly level; I’m pretty sure I would not have been able to pull her up a hill.
We had ice cream sundaes on the way home, which made things a lot better.