Updated: Aug 28, 2019
Working to wrap up woodgathering for the year, I noticed a big blue dragon fly cruising around and around the Tahoe—a deadly X-wing predator.
It's been orbiting the Tahoe all week long, apparently on the hunt for something nearby.
From sunup to sundown it hunts, while I split and stack firewood—a beautifully nimble flying spectacle.
At first I thought it might be after wasps nesting in doorseams of the Tahoe, but it wasn't hunting them. I soon will be, though.
Now 90% complete, just a few more loads will finish the stack with a nice, rounded cap of oak and aspen to lay a tarp over at first snowfall.