Time pouring down with the sunlight while diaphanous drakeflies dance on the water. A perfect summer scene and one to share at the cusp of summer.

I am still sorting drakeflies from damsel- and dragonflies.  It appears that what I have been joyously calling out as dragonflies were damsel flies all along. Forgive me.

‘Time flowed with the sunlight of the still green place. The summer drakeflies, whose wings were as the most delicate transparent leaves, hatched from their cases on the water and danced over the shadowed surface.’ 

See also a quote-mosaic review of this slim, taut, dazzling nature book.


Source: Henry Williamson, Tarka the Otter: His joyful water-life and death in the two rivers, illus. C.F. Tunnicliffe (Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, 1976 (1927)), p. 61

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