Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Chasing Dragonflies

When we got home tonight, the kids spent the first few minutes checking on the bunnies. Kaity soon spotted a dragonfly and went and got her butterfly net she got for her birthday. She spent quite a few minutes chasing the dragonfly, but "it's too fast, mommy."

"I don't know where it went."

I sat on the porch steps watching her and thinking how free and innocent she is. It's been a long time since I felt that way. But, I do remember being her age (or maybe a little older) and chasing dragonflies also. But, eventually we all have to grow up.

We finally went inside when the mosquitos got too bad.


Robin's Nesting Place said...

Your daughter is such a little cutie!

I still chase dragonflies and butterflies, I don't use a net anymore, just the camera. I guess that is the adult version. I hope I never get to old for the fascination of little creatures.

Allison said...

i remember chasing dragonflies in the backyard. There seemed to be hundreds of them swooping around. But be careful, they can bite (pinch really) if you catch them. trust me.

Emily said...

Robin - I never thought about chasing them with the camera. I think I'd still have my daughter's problem - they're too fast.

Allison - I'll remember that.

Jen said...

I can attest to Allison's warning - I have been "bitten" by a dragonfly. It stopped my pursuit. :)