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And now for photos…
My last night house sitting, I visited a friend of the family that lives 18 miles away. I took the scooter, not the car. It was around seven, and it stays light past nine so I figured I’d be okay. Max speed is 35-40 mph, and no, I don’t wear a helmet and I should, so don’t start. Instead, I wear headphones and listen to music. The camera hangs from a hook inside the front column (it’s not there now because I’m using it!). Here’s what it looks like:
When I spotted the following damselfly, I almost shit myself. Why? Because I have never seen a reflective damselfly before. That white area on his back and down along the tail? NEW. I think I saw a completely new ‘type’ that night. It was getting dark, too, so I had to employ the flash, which I constantly adjusted because if it was too bright, the damselfly blew out. This was the best shot I got, and it’s not great, but oh, he’s so pretty! His eyes, which you can’t tell from this picture thanks to the flash, were yellow. Gorgeous specimen. Hope I see him again.
And finally, here’s a shot from the picnic table at the far side of the pond. Sun was getting low and I had to jump on that scooter and head home pronto! Riding in full dark is dangerous. As it was, a deer crossed the road ahead of me on a highway. Everyone on both sides slowed, because we all know, if you see one deer, there will almost always be more. This night, just the one, however.