We’re home. These pictures have nothing to do with our trip, but we went to a sweet class before we left with Nearby Nature called Dragons of the Air. We learned about dragonflies and got to see dragonfly larvae that the children had collected with nets in the pond. The entomologist who was our dragonfly guide that day was disappointed that we hadn’t found any adult dragonflies because that morning was chilly and there were none to be seen. (Only days before he’d seen tons at that same pond.) We lucked out though because we did get to see a dragonfly and because the day was colder, the dragonfly stayed still for longer than it normally would and all the children got to take turns holding it. It was magical. It filled my heart to see all the faces full of awe, the small hands so gently reaching out and carefully passing the dragonfly to one another, and all the children delighting in the wonder of nature. The pictures with the circle of hands and the dragonfly in the middle are some of my favorite pictures, I just love them.