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July 19, 2012 / Rae Spencer

Dragonfly Weather

The heatwave continues. Every so often, an afternoon thunderstorm brings brief relief, but these storms are too scattered to offer any reliable remedy. The only creatures who seem to thrive are dragonflies.

My camera struggles in this weather. The lens fogs, whenever I step outside, and the camera’s body absorbs so much sunlight that it actually becomes uncomfortable to hold. I’m still getting my twenty minutes per day, but time in the yard is increasingly forced. Perhaps I’ll try the park, where a stretch of beach and plenty of shade might defuse the relentless heat.


  1. Betty Hayes Albright / Jul 19 2012 11:02 PM

    I especially love that second to last photo – dragonflies are so dramatic-looking! Sure hope you get some relief from the drought soon. Our northwest weather seems to be the only place that’s not drying up.

    • Rae Spencer / Jul 20 2012 10:33 AM

      Forecast says we will likely get storms/rain this afternoon and evening, with cooler temperatures on the way…

  2. Kyle / Jul 20 2012 10:19 PM

    Wonderful photos of the dragonflies! I hope you find some cool weather.

    • Rae Spencer / Jul 21 2012 10:23 AM

      Thank you! Today is much cooler than the last week. 🙂

  3. lynnwyvill / Jul 21 2012 12:39 PM

    It has been extremely hot here, too. Love all the photos especially of the sky and the transparancy of the dragonfly wings. I always found them fascinating. Hope your weather cools off.

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