Dixie Clip ~ Keeping her wings dry

As promised, Dixie arrived right on schedule. She’s back in Oh Valley, but only for the summer. When fall comes, she goes back to live with Aunt Myrtle in South Carolina Beach. Dixie’s constitution is quite delicate, unlike Darby and Delta who live in Oh Valley year-round. They have a cozy and warm home that they affectionately refer to as their “Insect Inn.” (Personally, I’m not a fan. It’s a tad cramped for my taste and no dogs allowed.)

In pictures, I’ve finally captured Dixie, whom I affectionately refer to as my little “Dixie Clip.” She’s a stunner, especially on my new Google Pixel 3A Camera.. er.. phone. It’s purported that my error in thought was what Google was going for, a phone that is an exceptional camera. I think of him, Max, as my new camera, that I can make/receive calls on. (Edit June 19th, 2019; I’ve had my phone 6 days and am glad to have it although, if you are trying to reach me, I’ve no idea how to answer it and I stumble over all the messages. No Idea which way to swipe things and seem to see the same msgs, over and over again, though I try to clear everything up. Hmmm.)

Getting back to Dixie-Clip… She said I’d have to take pictures while I could because she wasn’t coming outside again for a very long time. It’s too freaking cold and wet! If she’d known how cold it was here, she would have stayed in South Carolina Beach at Aunt Myrtle’s for a bit longer. I had to convince her to let go of my umbrella. She perched on the underside, not wanting to get wet. (I’m sure she told me she doesn’t mind a bit of rain, No?)

Well at least I could keep an eye on her. We walked over to Judy’s Garden, a lovely spot with river rock and beautiful blooms. Once Dixie saw all the vast array of colours, she forgot about the rain.

My “Dixie Clip

In her excitement, she flew off a vine suspended over a shrub where she was reasonably canopied, and I was concerned for her well-being as I raced to catch up. I found her behind the fence resting on the back side of the same shrub, by Judy’s potting bench. Dixie has always been partial to blue and found her watering can quite captivating. That, as well as the recycle box? Well, she just couldn’t help herself.

By this time we were both a tad soaked so we decide to head back to Oh Valley to dry off. Now, when the sun comes back out, I told Dixie I’d get her 50 more mosquitoes, 25 for each picture I post more than the first one. The 105 mosquitoes were for a single picture, not 3. She drives a hard bargain but I couldn’t help myself. She’s quite photogenic.

Stay dry everyone. The sun will be back to watch over us in Oh Valley. Til next time…. when I’ll post exactly when you can enjoy the Fancifull Dragonflies at your home or cottage. Five garden locations of Ritchie Feed and Seed (Brockville, Winchester, Stittsville, Richmond and their Flagship Store on Innes Road, will be the first to carry these little guys.

Dripping Water

A final note to those who like being well informed. Delta is much more than she appears in her packaging. When you suspend her from her hook, you will find that she is very well balanced and sways so sweetly. I’m constantly hearing comments of, “Oh, She’s so cute.” I promise you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,

Sue and The Fancifulls of Oh Valley