I miss these guys
By this time last year, I’d taken probably 300 pictures of dragonflies and butterflies and flowers and sunrises and… while rambling around on the trails at my favorite nature center.
This year? Ha. Nothing.
Many are my
excuses reasons for not hitting the trails this year, a prominent one being that I no longer work there (watch for a future post with that as at least a side story). However, even if I had spent more time walking those beautiful trails, I’m not convinced I’d have gotten nearly as good photos as I did last year. Another reason completely valid explanation for my lack of pictures this year has to do with my hands.
I’ve long had a slight tremor in my hands. It wasn’t often noticeable, but it was there. In the last, oh, six or nine months or so, it’s gotten much worse. Could be an effect of depression medications, could be an effect of circumstances and accompanying anxiety – or it could be any number of things I suppose. No matter. My hands are often now visibly shaking, so much so that my already poor writing has become like that of a four year old.
So, think I can hold a camera steady with this going on? Yeah, not so much.
But that‘s not what I wanted to share with you. No trail walking means no pictures, and no pictures means no new dragonflies to identify and show off. That means using last year’s photos here, which I am not at all above doing.
So, yeah, I took this photo almost exactly a year ago (June 27), and it’s one of my favorites. Oooooh, I wish I could identify it again, but the field guides I always used last year were – you guessed it – in the nature center’s gift shop. Sigh.
Anyway, just look at those wings! Absolutely gorgeous. Please, feel free to click to get a zoomable image – it’s worth it to see the wing patterns up close. Seeing this again, I was not the only one to be reminded of this video relating maths and nature, Fibonacci and life.
Enjoy, and thanks for the visit!