These lovely segmented creatures are skittish and dart away when I moved the kayak near. They are not dragonflies, but a suborder. These beauties are damsalflies and are most likely in the bluet family. (follow link to read more!)
There were also just a few dragonflies about. I imagine more will show up as the season progresses. Unless the ducks ate all the larvae! I found a 'shell' hanging from a pond weed and decided to post all three photos of stages I have found for these giant insects.
This last picture was from last summer. If the damsalfly is hard to photograph, these are even more difficult!