This week, I don’t have a group of children of my own to supervise. Instead, I’m in charge of the whole camp – overseeing three other counselors and their campers. Yesterday I had to deal with a girl who had scraped her neck, a boy who had a sliver on the back of his leg, another boy who had been stung 12 times, and a staff person who had to go to the hospital with a broken finger.
I wasn’t too excited when they called up to my office this afternoon to say they needed me downstairs. But today, instead of medical emergencies, they brought me a beautiful female Common Green Darner. She was just newly emerged, her wings still shimmery and a little fragile. I took several pictures of her in my hand. Then I put her on a goldenrod plant and she let me take several more shots while she recovered from the shock of so much attention.
Isn’t she pretty? Today being camp director was OK. (Though I still don’t have my paperwork done… Oh well… aren’t dragonflies more important?)