Keeping cool

It’s been a hot summer, and these blue dragonflies at Reelfoot Lake were trying to keep cool.  In order to stay cool during hot weather, dragonflies raise their abdomens straight into the air to reduce their exposure to the sun.  They also use their wings to deflect the sun.

“He who keeps his cool best wins.”  ~Norman Cousins

Moth and Partridge Peas

I spotted several of these moths fluttering among the partridge peas on our country road.  They were such small, light colored moths that I wasn’t sure they would photograph well, but was pleasantly surprised at the detail the camera was able to pick up.

“The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events.”  ~Jim Jarmusch

Butterflies

A few of the different butterflies that I’ve seen in our area recently.

“It’s the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it’s the little differences that make them interesting.”  ~Todd Ruthman