As bloggers, I believe most of us are quite structured in our daily approach to writing; at least we try to be.
The weekly photo challenge asks us to share images that show Structure of something typically overlooked.
This past summer, as I enjoyed a day on the beach where we windsurf, I had the chance to photograph something amazing! In the wooded area less than a foot behind our beach chairs, a dragonfly nymph found a safe place to shed its exoskeleton and enter into adulthood.
“When the nymph is finally ready for adulthood, it crawls out of the water onto a rock or plant stem and molts one last time. It takes up to an hour for the adult to expand its body.” Source: 10 Fascinating Facts About Dragonflies
Even in the strong breeze, this smart little fellow stuck like glue onto the log as he emerged from the structure of his previous skin.
The breeze blew his now dried exoskeleton further from him.
It was amazing to sit and just watch this phenomenon of nature, while he seemed content to dry his wings in the sun.
The structures and cycles of nature are truly remarkable!
I wonder if we have the power to shed our old skin with the gracefulness and bravery of a dragonfly?