Wednesday, October 20, 2021

A Five AM Dragonfly Visitor Shows Gold

 Getting up before dawn, ok, lets call it two hours before dawn, can have benefits.

In this case I was surprised by a visitor.

Our home remodeling project is creaking to a close.  We've finally been able to re-camp in our house after being out of it for four months.  

I really don't ever want to do that again.  I am planning on never leaving so we've completely redone the floors, bathroom, and the kitchen.  

It. Was. Dentistry. Without. Novacaine.

Enough naval gazing and moaning.

It was the first morning I woke up in my own bed.  I also realized that I had to look into what Oscar the Parrot was doing across the street.  He needed food and a little attention I am sure.

So I gathered up Rack The McNab SuperDog (TM) and padded out into the morning dark.  It's been beautiful lately and I truly believe that the hurricane season will have left us unscathed.  We seem to be falling into a lull and the water temperature of the Gulf Stream off Miami is 82F/27.9C.  Once it falls below 26C/78.8, hurricanes can not form.

We have a little bit to go yet.

All this was going through my mind as the breezes off the nearby ocean were caressing my skin that predawn when I rounded the corner past my Jeep.

When I reached for the latch on the gate, I spotted a jewel.   I had to just stop and stare.  The little jewel was a Dragonfly.  I've spoken about these insects before, they're beautiful and entertaining to watch when they're going about their business eating mosquitoes and allowing me to wear shorts outside.

I am that person.  When I am in a crowd you will be safe.  The mosquitoes will be dining on my blood, and not yours.

I noticed that this particular dragonfly was utterly beautiful.  Perched under a low voltage light on the wall, my eye caught the iridescence of its wings.  Shimmering in gold, against the brown background I had to stop and take it in.

So even at 5AM, there can be beauty to be found.

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