A little worse for wear.

I saw this dragonfly perched on the top of my garden obelisk in the backyard.   At first I thought he might have been dead, but as I approached I saw that he was moving and watching my every move.   After taking a breather, he eventually flew off.

He looks a little like I feel this week… but reminds me that no matter what challenges we’re dealing with, we just have to keep on going.

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Here’s looking at you, kid.

Monday.  Bleh.
Early this morning I collected all the photos I took while Jake was here and put them on a SDRAM card for him to take home with him.  Here is one from the tubing trip yesterday.  A humongous dragonfly landed on Jake’s head.  I had to try to get a close-up.
I drove him (Jake, not the dragonfly) to the airport today, and he’s on his way home.  Being an aunt is the next best thing to being a mom, I guess.  I love my nieces and nephews, but live far away from them.  I am very glad they (and their parents) don’t mind having to trek across the country for a visit.
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Happy July 4th!

Not a bird. Not a plane.

Wow, that was a fun raftup!  We got to the cove at about 5pm.  Rory & Greg arrived first on Sapphire.  Monte hooked them up with a stern anchor and a bow line to shore.  Then Lori & Dave arrived on Camelot.  Then Marty & Sue on Caribbean Hug.  Then Wally & Robert on Voodoo.

We cooked up some beef fajitas right before the sun set — it was so easy, using the pre-seasoned skirt steak from HEB, and the cast iron skillet was as good as a grill.   We’ll definitely have to bring those again.

There was a beautiful full moon – the Buck Moon.  I have not mastered the art of photographing a full moon on a non-stationary boat yet, so no good pic to post.

iPod wars raged into the wee hours.  I threw in the towel around 2AM.  This morning I woke up to the sound of Voodoo dropping off Rory & Greg.  They were just returning from a moonlight sail.  They apparently left at about 3:30 AM, headed for the dam.  They turned around at Sometimes Islands at about 6:30 and made it back to the raft-up by about 8:30.  Those guys stayed up all night long.   Crazy sailors!

We had a great day.   But we are pretty tired from all the fun and schlepping.

This is a shot of a dragonfly that was darting around behind Cupholder this morning.  I’m not sure why he hung around, but he stayed for an hour or two.

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We spent the afternoon cutting and bundling up dead branches from several trees in the yard.  Hard work on a hot day.  This dragonfly kept landing on this same little twig on one of the cut branches.   The detail on his wings reminds me of a Frank Lloyd Wright window/glass design.