Insects also have awkward moments.
Good thing it wasn't windy.
Have you ever had days like that?
Last week I spotted some lacewing eggs on a rush milkweed plant.
The eggs looked really cool because they were backlit, but there was a strong breeze and it was impossible to focus properly.
So, I went out again a few days later.
It was much easier to focus.
But wait. What are those pinkish fuzzy things on the eggs?
The eggs that are white have hatched. The ones that are pinkish haven't hatched yet.
It's amazing what you can observe if you take a minute.
What did you see this week?
The dragonflies are swarming my neighborhood this week.
It is possible that it saw my camera as a threat and this was a defensive move. On the other hand, it was a hot day and scientists have suggested the obelisk posture is a way dragonflies adjust their exposure to sunlight and keep from overheating.