Archive for June 11th, 2005


My new hero…

June 11, 2005

It’s been kind of hot here the past couple of days. I know, I used to live in Florida, I should be used to that. However, I was used to living in Florida with the A/C working at all hours.

We don’t have A/C up here in Maine. It’s really hot right now (about 90) but by Tuesday, it’s supposed to be back down in the 60’s and low 70’s again. Which is nice, and because of that, I don’t really think we need heavy duty air conditioning. Maybe a small one for the bedroom, but not much else.

But, why do you ask, is the Dragonfly my new hero?

Easy. We’ve had a very wet Spring. Since the warm/hot weather hit, the mosquitos came out in droves and have made being outside completely miserable.

Today, when I took China in the back yard to brush out her loose hair, I realized that I wasn’t being bitten by the pests despite the fact that I had forgotten to spray myself down with Off.

That’s when I looked around and saw that our yard is now full of dragonflies. Anyone who is afraid of Dragonflies would call it a swarm, but fortunately, I’ve never been afraid of Dragonflies. I’ve always found them quite pretty.

Dragonflies eat mosquitos and the ‘swarm’ now inhabiting our yard is doing it’s job quite nicely. It’s such a nice change from the past few days.

So, you keep on buzzin’, you Dragonflies. I swear I’ll never squash a one of you.