As readers of my site know, I love photography. Weston, where I live, was part of the Everglades not too many years ago, and a 10-minute bike ride will get me to one of the last great frontiers of American wildlife. Sometimes that wildlife can be found in your very own back yard. A few days ago, I was sitting out back looking at my daughter’s garden. All of a sudden, a beautiful dragonfly sat right in front of me on a branch of my daughter’s tomato plant. It sat very calmly while staring at me and studying my face. Although my slightest facial twitch would elicit a reaction from the dragonfly, it remained still. Wanting the picture, I ran back into the house to get my camera. Amazingly, the dragonfly was still there and sat patiently to have his portrait taken. I never realized until then what beautiful and colorful creatures they are.