Montana Outdoors

October 9, 2008

The leaf and the dragon

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — montucky @ 10:13 pm

Sharing the autumn of their lives.

The leaf and the dragon

10 Comments »

  1. Awww it’s sad… but I suppose the dragonfly is content to have lived for a summer. I love the red spots on the stem which bears the bright yellow leaf.

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    Comment by Tabbie — October 9, 2008 @ 10:34 pm

  2. I guess when they live, they really live and therefore are content.

    Yes, I like that too. Everything is carefully color-coded.

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    Comment by montucky — October 9, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

  3. Reminds me that there is an autumn stage to everything, though I rather like the offer of a quieter time. In a way.

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    Comment by Bo — October 10, 2008 @ 5:51 am

  4. Bo,

    While I don’t have a complete understanding of mortality, it’s plain that there always is an autumn stage. A year for some insects and plants, eighty or so for us, several hundred for the big trees. For the planet…

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    Comment by montucky — October 10, 2008 @ 8:20 am

  5. That’s a beautiful picture and a very poetic sentiment. Lovely, lovely. The bittersweet beauty of it is very Japanese.

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    Comment by Sara — October 10, 2008 @ 11:15 am

  6. “Bittersweet” is a good word for it, Sara. The reality is that we are all about as fragile as that Dragon’s wings.

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    Comment by montucky — October 10, 2008 @ 7:22 pm

  7. That photo and your caption really hit me,….. yes, every one of us as our “autumn.”

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    Comment by Cedar — October 13, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

  8. Yes, we do, Cedar. It’s all part of the natural world.

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    Comment by montucky — October 13, 2008 @ 6:56 pm

  9. I love seeing pretty dragonflies. We had one in our garage the other day. My daughter thinks I hit it w/ the car. but as it was a perfectly preserved specimen, my nephew took it to school…

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    Comment by silken — October 13, 2008 @ 8:11 pm

  10. I really like them too. It almost seems like each time I see one it’s a different species. They rival butterflies for being my favorite insects.

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    Comment by montucky — October 13, 2008 @ 8:58 pm


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