When rare animals appear, bert is often struck by awe. This also happened today when a large green spotted dragonfly (Blue-eyed Hawker – Aeshna affinis) came to fly within meters of the hammock where bert was resting. His youngest daughter was called to come and admire the insect.
To bert’s surprise, the large insect landed on his hand.
Unfortunately, bert’s mind took over in an instant and shook the great insect off. Another part of bert’s mind decided seconds later that dragonflies probably do not bite human beings. But unfortunately, the moment of testing this theory had long gone. It might take another 48 years before the next dragonfly spontaneously lands on bert’s body and this blog will be closed by then.
How unfortunate to have Awe being replaced by Fear. If awe had lasted long enough, the 6 year old might have had just enough time to bring the camera. But now there is no picture 😦