One Word Photo Challenge: Gold II

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Golden dragonflies surrounded me as I walked down the path to the shore, looking for another angle to photograph the Eagle’s nest we had spotted from the bridge.


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At least a dozen flew spirals around me, deciding whether to trust that I meant them no harm.

One by one they perched on twiggy growth nearby, watching me watch them.

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Peaceful for a moment, at rest; holding on against the breeze blowing in from the marsh.

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I counted as they came to rest, like living ornaments on a summer parched tree.

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Wings sparkling, silent gilded sentinels of summer, they waited as I took their portraits,

then lifted back into the air as I turned away.

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All Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

With appreciation  to Jennifer Nichole Wells for her One World Photo Challenge: Gold

One World Photo Challenge: Gold   Golden Turtle


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