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Pennant Dragonfly 5109

The previous post’s white bluebells were growing behind a subdivision on a strip of land that I knew tended to collect water in several places and that I therefore took to be immune from development. I was wrong. When I visited on June 16th I was saddened to find that most of that strip of land had become a construction site for more houses. 2016 was barely half over, and already I’d lost more properties to development than in any previous year since 1999, when I began paying attention to such things.

As a retrospective tribute to that piece of prairie, here are two upward-looking pictures I took there on June 24, 2011. The one above shows a pennant dragonfly and the one below a sunflower, both with cumulus clouds.

Sunflower Flower Head and Cumulus Cloud 5263

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 12, 2016 at 4:54 AM

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