A colorful Japanese Beetle is easily identified by five white tufts on each side
A pair of Painted Skimmer dragonflies caught in flight
My last time I did this I walked for a hour with my oldest daughter to show her nesting geese on a favorite pond tucked away in the hills of central Iowa. It was a glamorous sunrise morning with fog swirling on the pond. I shot as fast as I could catching many pictures of my daughter, on a 36 picture roll of film. The geese were a nice background and over twenty years ago not as plentiful as we have now. I bent over to watch a bass, forgetting my camera sitting in an open case. Keerplunk was not the sound I wanted to hear. I jumped in to retrieve it with its completed roll of film and raced to take it to a camera store an hour away. When I got to the store the clerk asked if I was Catholic. I asked why and he said he could call a priest. Just as I had with my recent camera, I did have a new model chosen. I left the store a bit grumpy but had a newer film camera to take with me.
Well at least I didn't cuss when it happened this time. The last time I got told on by my daughter. It has been a rough week, I banged my head hard and got a slight concussion, so have acted a bit wimpy. Looks warm for the next week, this seems too early to have triple digit weather. I do have a few pics still up my sleeve, these were all on my disc that took the plunge.