The subtlety of nature

Fiery dragonfly

You can find it in the little things.

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Here be dragons

The hot, sunny weather has the dragonflies and damselflies dancing, skimming, hovering, and winging their way around the pond.  I went out on Wednesday afternoon to see what I could capture.  Dragonflies (and damselflies) are cold blooded creatures and as a result, they seek the sunny, warm spots.  A hot, sunny day is guaranteed to bring me a decent shot or two of the dragonflies.

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The last dragonfly

Green dragonfly

I cannot say for sure that this is the last dragonfly of the season, but I suspect we won’t see too many more of them.  This is the first one I’ve seen in a couple of weeks.  Dragonflies are cold blooded and probably didn’t care much for the gray, cooler weather we had before this wonderful warm-up.

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315: Should be

A moment of peace

There are so many things I should be doing right now.  Lots and lots of things.  But I am going to wait.  Just for a little while.

We took Dad and Noah to the train station very early this morning.  They should be arriving in Philadelphia about now.  Or at home by the time I get this posted.  M is back at work.  Izzy and Bella (the cats) are napping.  I have the house to myself and the quiet is such a wonderful thing I don’t want to disturb it by running the washer and dryer or turning on the vacuum.  I’ll have to do those things soon, but not right now.  They can wait while I soak up and enjoy this moment of peace and quiet.

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305: Great Blue Heron

A Great Blue Heron stopped by for lunch yesterday just before our friends arrived for our little fish taco party.  A good time was had by all, including the Great Blue Heron who seemed to have fed well while he was here.

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302: Promises, promises

Thistle and grass seeds

The local weather people keep promising us that this heat spell will break.  Of course it will, sooner or later.  But they keep putting it off another day.  Originally it was supposed to cool down into the 80s beginning today.  Then it was moved to Saturday or Sunday.  Now they’re saying Monday.  Methinks they just aren’t sure so they keep promising it for another day.  It’s a bit like dieting or the joke about free beer:  “Free beer tomorrow.”  Tomorrow never comes.

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293: A mystery solved

A chair in the woods

It is a gorgeous summer day here in the Bogs.  The sun is shining, the sky is mostly blue with just a few puffy white clouds floating by for contrast, and the temperature and humidity have dropped.  It’s in the upper 70s today instead of the 90s of the past few days.  Relief!  This is the kind of day that could make me fall in love with summer.  I’m still not quite there yet, but it’s getting closer.

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