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.
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.
Peaceful for a moment, at rest; holding on against the breeze blowing in from the marsh.
I counted as they came to rest, like living ornaments on a summer parched tree.
Wings sparkling, silent gilded sentinels of summer, they waited as I took their portraits,
then lifted back into the air as I turned away.
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