This lovely little dragonfly was on the sidewalk near a friend's home. Most of the 'cellophane' had gone from it's wings so it could not fly, even with a launch, so I brought it home. It sits on my dining room table breathing quietly. I have never watched a dragonfly breathe before. The blue tail expands and contracts rhythmically. I took a short video and have posted it on my www.joannethomson.com home page. This site doesn't take videos...
Wishing you dragonfly encounters of your own. j