As a child, I was afraid of dragon flies. I remember we use to call them "sewing needles" and that they could sew your mouth up! Who knows where I picked that up from, silly! Now I am making sure I point out to my daughter all of the fun things about wild life. When I happened upon this dragon fly resting on the ferns, took the opportunity to let her see one up close. More colorful up close than watching them fly in the air. Like everything else new to her, she thought it was very neat!