Well, for starters, the heat was a record 104.° Then while I was watering near the back water feature that I had just filled, I observed what I thought was a female Blue-eyed Darner. Since I had been agonizing over whether my male Blue-eyed was actually an Arroyo Darner, I had it in my head that if I photographed the female (I'd never seen one before) it would be easier to separate the two species.
I ran to my pickup for the camera and relocated the darner. It was in deep shade and my camera doesn't take its best photos in the shade. When I got back to town and downloaded the photos I was unable to identify it. Posted it to my ode group on facebook and immediately got an ID of Turquoise-tipped Darner. That's a lifer for me and a first Brewster County record, I believe. What a surprise!
But before I knew it was a lifer, I parked in the carport at the oasis due to the excessive heat. Apparently, unbeknownst to me, when I got out of the pickup the door must have bumped the water trailer parked there. Suddenly, I was being stung by two wasps simultaneously. Never been stung by more than one wasp at a time before. It really hurt! I got my vengeance though. Located the hive beneath the water trailer and zapped it with Raid. YUCK!
The place is overrun with wasps these days. A few days ago a visitor got stung. I really hate that.
And here is a female Plateau Dragonlet.