An early August visit to the DeFries calendar garden and nearby Baintertown wetlands. . . .
I've been pondering the question "What is the value of a mosquito?" I could certainly do without the bumper crop we've had in the past few weeks, but a narrow focus on that seems a bit anthropocentric. I read recently that one side effect of the thriving crop of mosquitoes is a bumper crop of flourishing dragonflies, who feed on them. We saw plenty of feasting dragonflies hovering over the wetlands, and this one clinging to a seedpod.
Elsewhere some seeds are wind-blown, others not yet formed by their flower, or gathered up and stored in glass.
My approach to contemplative photography --
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver in "Sometimes"