But I got such cabin fever I decided to run outside to the ponds, photograph the first butterfly and dragonfly I saw, then come back inside. I gave myself ten minutes. Here are the results, less than even mildly interesting. I just had to photograph something, anything.
First I saw an Orange Skipperling alight on a dead leaf...
Then this Variegated Meadowhawk.....
and finally this Flame Skimmer before I made myself go back inside. Felt great to get out though.
I also saw a Variegated Fritillary, Dainty Sulphur, Bordered Patch, and a couple other butterflies I couldn't get photos of, but good to see, nevertheless.
The good news is that while I was at the hospital, and later, the doctor, I got completely tested, and checked over. Everything is great and normal. The doctor even checked my right shoulder that hasn't worked good since I coated the tank last winter, and said the rotator cuff is injured but will eventually get better. And in fact, it has improved slightly in the last six months, so that's wonderful to know... that I can expect continued improvement.
* My bronchial tubes were inflamed and almost totally swelled shut. I googled and found out over 3,000 people die every year in the US from asthma. Something to take seriously, so I did, and I'm glad I did.