Big Blue Dragonfly

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.