Mutual Fascination

meadowhawk 1

Spending even just a few minutes with a dragonfly is a fascinating experience.

meadow front view 2

We share a mutual curiosity about each other.

meadow hanging

I only wish I was half as interesting to look at as this meadowhawk.

meadowhawlk side view 3

Those compound eyes. And veined wings. That hairy body. And segmented tail. And those iridescent colors.

meadowhawk landing


grass climbing up

The band-winged grasshopper also commands my attention.

grass 3

It appears curious as well, but in a much shier manifestation.

grass scratching head

And sometimes, it just has to scratch its head.

grass side view

Again, it’s the compound eyes, segmented body parts, camouflage coloration and herring-bone pattern on its hind legs that draw my focus.

grass front view 2

As we played peek-a-boo, I wondered what there is about me that it finds fascinating.