We'd never have become friends without cameras, a love of the woods, and bugging. But we do, and we have.
Today, while she is in Sewanee for the week, I took Gayle to Lake Dimmick, a wonderland of Odonate viewing. We saw Azure Bluets, Common Baskettails, Widow Skimmers, Calico Pennants, Banded Pennants, Double-ringed Pennants, Blue Dashers, Carolina Saddlebags, Common Whitetails, Blue Corporals, one Comet Darner, and one spectacular female Great Blue Skimmer (thanks to Gayle's superior distance vision).
I had forgotten how much fun it is to walk with a kindred spirit. Otherwise strangers, we have so much in common -- and it's the good stuff.