I was sitting on the Dock last night, thinking this might be the last warm fullish moon. I sat down just before sunset,Some of the trees are turning now, bits of orange are blending with the green. I had my dinner of left over Teriyaki chicken and a rice beer.
The Dragon flies were out in full, Iv never noticed just how many swarms, and how busy they are. Nats were clouds of flutters, the Dragons, which id like to see in slow motion some time, were having a feeding frenzy. They would buzz by my head and sometimes appear to be looking me in the eye. I noticed more speicies than Iv seen here before, at least more colorful types. With few exceptions, Iv only seen Black Dragons here, last night, I saw a full range, yellow/green, blue/green, black, white, orange. Ill have to look them up some time and see if their of different varieties or not.
They looked like they were having fun. Most spiecies, including us, compete for food. Hunting, growing, cooking, a lot goes behind getting a meal that our fast food resturants and convienient stores with all their marketing has helped us ignore. Food is a task. Most animals spend all their time dealing with hunting for food and playing the odds on their next feast.
I wonder If the Dragons compete for food at all, or ever have to deal with a shortage. I saw millions of Nats last night,
I saw hundreds, maybe thousands of Dragon flies. The Dragons seemed almost joyus in their feeding, bouncing, hovering, rolling together and singly. Figure eights and long flieghts across the lake and back. Made me think of rush hour on the freeway.
Iv been to food circuses, County fairs, food and Art Festivals, Theres also a frenzy that people seem to enjoy, as we walk through these events we eat what we want. Its s a blast, a great way to eat and mix with people and eat more than you should, feels good doing it..
We have our food they way we want it, and I think, Dragon flies do too.