Sunday, July 18, 2010

Slaty Skimmer, Pickerel Weed

Those four words have a nice rhythm to them- the amalgam of insect and plant.  I'm back from Maine, and although I'd love to spend an hour typing why this was our worst trip to "vacationland" ever, I just don't have the energy.  I'm home, with a freak summer cold, while Megan and Weston recover from the same virus in Maine.  Weston's cold developed into an ear infection and we had to take him to the emergency room Saturday morning after two mostly sleepless nights and near nonstop screaming.  My brother-in-law likened it to the high pitch squeals from the Velociraptors in the movie Jurassic Park.

Megan and Weston delayed their travel plans to give Weston more time to recover before the pressure changes of the airplane.  And it's a good thing they did, because my ears are still sore from today's flight.

While in Maine, I did get out a bit to photograph mostly dragonflies.  I have been feeding you a steady stream of odonates, I hope you enjoy these amazing bugs.



  1. Your tale of travel woe reminds of a trip to Hatteras some 23 years ago...ear infections are the pits. Hope you all have a speedy recovery from your summer colds.

  2. You've had a lot of great dragonfly photos lately! I'm sorry you are all sick and hope that Weston is better soon.

  3. Tom: That is so cool, I've never seen that kind.

  4. WOW, beautiful capture Tom! I hope you all feel better soon. I had a bout of a cold 2 weeks ago, still somewhat sticking with me.

  5. Thanks everyone- My cold has developed into a sinus infection and an ear infection, I'm on antibiotics, hopefully I'll beat this bug soon.