A dragonfly makes a brief rest on a flower June 4, 2005 in Archer, Fla. The dragonfly enjoys the late afternoon as other insects come out in search of food. The frequent rainstorms in Central Florida help the mosquito population rise. Mosquitoes are a favorite food for the dragonfly or (as it is sometimes called) the mosquito hawk.
An orange tulip sits in a bed of flowers near the Pella Historical Village April 27, 2005, in Pella, Iowa. The 70th annual Pella Tulip Time festival is taking place May 5-7, attracting more than 150,000 visitors from as far away as Europe and Asia.
Chelsea Bowers, 7, hits the ball during softball practice at Roosevelt Elementary School's playground in the chilly spring weather May 1, 2005, in Ames, Iowa.
Kathryn Tercha, 7, right, holds on to her hat as she rides the Ferris wheel with her brother, Ben, 8, at Springfest at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem Township, Pa., May 1, 2005.
Nate Snow of Strafford, N.H., works the rapids of the Ashuelot River in Gilsum, N.H., April 30, 2005. Snowmelt and spring rain makes for good kayaking from March until May in New England.
Jonathan Kennedy, 2, launches a stars-and-stripes kite for his father, George, April 30, 2005, at the KLST-TV Kite Fly on the Angelo State University campus in San Angelo, Texas. The annual Kite Fly has been a rite of spring for about 20 years.
Freshman outfielder Jamie Boldt of Morton Grove, Ill., chuckles at a brief but intense snow squall that caused a delay in a softball tournament held in Duluth, Minn., April 30, 2005. Boldt's team, Martin Luther College of New Ulm, Minn., played Northwestern College of Roseville, Minn.
Third-graders Hannah Adams, left, and Jasmine Walton enjoy twirling their skirts April 28, 2005, just before Pembroke Hill's annual May Day Field Day celebration in Kansas City, Mo.
A goose flies by anglers near the mouth of the Boardman River in Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Mich., April 27, 2005.
Vassar College freshman Christopher Klabes of Poughkeepsie walks past a tulip bed near the administration building on April 27, 2005, at the campus in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
A woman, surrounded by tree blossoms behind her, practices fly casting in New York's Central Park, April 29, 2005.
Students and passers-by watch as a 700-pound piano is dropped by students from the roof of a seven-story dormitory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Mass., April 21, 2005. The dropping of the piano coincides with the last day that MIT students may drop classes for the spring semester.