I spotted this dragonfly motionless on the sidewalk while walking with our dog. I touched her to move her from being walked on and found that this dragonfly was still alive, but seemingly fading away. She was clinging hard to the little pebbles of the sidewalk. Gradually, I got her to let go and ride my finger to the grass. From there she lifted off weakly onto the tree trunk in front of us. This seemed a more fitting place for dying. The green darners are the last dragonflies to be spotted in northern climates.
I love dragonflies.