I must begin by apologizing. I’d said earlier that I would attempt the Post a Week challenge, but I haven’t posted for approximately ten days. To explain, a drastic change in my family seized me, and refused to set my mind free. At present, however, the pain has subsided; I believe it is best to keep myself preoccupied, so I’ve returned to regular life.
Last summer, I visited a cottage. I would term it “my cottage”, but it isn’t: my family rents it annually.* To speak both literally and figuratively, I had many a field day whilst there. I spent a noteworthy amount of time examining the fauna and flora, and recording my observations.
Whilst looking at some photographs that I’d taken there, I stumbled upon this little guy; I’ve as yet been unable to properly classify him. Can anyone out there aid me? The shot is particularly blurry; he’d disoriented me quite a bit, having crashed directly into my glasses.
Delving into my folders from later in the year, I found these photographs. I remember having taken them in Muskoka on the tenth of October. These miniscule flying insects were everywhere; they seemed to dangle in mid-air, their fuzzy blue abdomens analogous to beacons. They were out mid-morning. I temporarily halted one’s flight with my hat so that I could take the below photographs; it quickly took off, hence the poor quality. These guys are a tad reminiscent of some species within Ephemeroptera, but I can’t place them within that order – they don’t at all resemble its members in the majority of ways. Help?
I’ve some other tidbits lined up for the remainder of the week – examinations have finally concluded, so I’ll have an abundance of time to blog for the next five days.
*Why I am informing you of the fact that we do not own it, I cannot say – my mindset simply compels me to always ensure that no ambiguities are thrust upon the few readers that I do have. Call me crazy if you will it – many do.