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.