Sometimes spending the day hanging around a campsite and communing with nature is exactly what the mind and body needs to rejuvenate.
The James Robb State Park in Fruita, Colorado has proven to be the perfect home for Al and me to recuperate from the arduous move.
Al and I have been enjoying morning strolls around the State Park which happens to border the Colorado River. The Colorado National Monument acts as a beautiful backdrop while lounging outside the RV watching the grass grow.
We also watch in silence as creatures large and small go about their days. One day in particular, I found myself enamored with the oodles of dragonflies around the park.
Not one to have any interest in entomology, I find myself drawn to these unique little guys. It started the other morning, when we went on our stroll relatively early in an attempt to beat the heat. I left my camera behind in a bit of a lazy, still half a sleep moment. Part way into our walk and near the river, we came upon some vegetation a buzz with dragonflies. One dragonfly in particular appeared to be posing.
The next morning, I was raring to go with camera in hand. Nope, won’t be leaving my camera behind in the future. My pace was rather quick as I was aiming toward a particular patch of vegetation along the Colorado River. Bingo! Even more dragonflies than the previous morning.
The dragonflies character and personalities didn’t resonate with me until I zoomed in on them. Could it be I was having a bonding moment with an insect?
Just look at their faces…..rather cute, I’d say. And this coming from someone who has no problem using a fly swatter or a shoe to squash…..
After more clicks on the camera than I can count, Al and I resume our stroll. Back at the campsite, we settle into our lounge chairs and watch the few tuffs of clouds pass overhead. The tall grasses and bushes around our campsite are a bevy of activity…..cute little cotton tail bunnies, yellow bellied birds (my name for them), AND dragonflies. I spend the next hour communing with dragonflies while Al sits back watching my interaction and conversation with the dragonflies in total amusement. “That’s it…now let me get just a little closer….hold still. Can you turn to the side? Nope, lightings not good. Can you move to that bush?”……
Yes, I’d say we’re relaxing……..
If I don’t respond to your comments, it’s because of poor internet service. We’re at Ridgway State Park just north of Ouray, Colorado in site #18. We return to Grand Junction on the 31st.