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Lazy Days

July_07_025 So here we are down South visiting the grandparents and having a good ole lazy time. I even finished a book on the plane. (First Love, which was mentioned in Francine Prose's Reading Like a Writer.) Air travel is much easier with a seven year old than with a toddler.

We've been swimming, fishing (lost the hook..oops), and bike riding, and I've been practicing nature photography. Can you spot the dragonfly? Click on the picture to enlarge it. ("Oh, Mom," Junior says, with a sigh. "Not the dragonflies again.") Junior brought along the now well-worn Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes, and while perusing it in the car on the way to the airport was not a good idea at all (moving vehicle + reading = motion sickness), he reads himself to sleep at night. A security book. We all should have of those, right?

We'll be here a few more days, and then it's back to the Northeast. Happy Fourth of July, everyone!


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Are you here? I would love to meet you!

I just sent you an email, Wisteria!

What a great picture, Susan! I've tried taking pictures of dragonflies, but they just move too fast. You've really captured it. Hope you have a great trip!

Thanks, Sheila! The blue dragonfly is REALLY hard to get a picture of. That one is so fast. I'm going to try to get him on film (in pixels, rather) before I leave.

Woo hoo, Calvin and Hobbes!! Beautiful photo!

Junior loves his Calvin and Hobbes, Camille!

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