When my car's wheels stopped turning, I couldn't believe I had to prepare dinner, so I stayed outside instead. I kicked off shoes still wet from the morning's dew and ate watermelon (the second one we have ever successfully raised and harvested) left over from my lunch. I hardly enjoyed it, though in between agitated thoughts, I reminded myself to enjoy it.

In the yard, a dark dragonfly chased insects in a small circuit of the backyard. The dragonfly was stunningly black. Thin light colored stripes ringed its abdomen. The flier approached numerous times, making snapping noises.