Today we ran clean across Medina and Lorain Counties in the Insight to check out a far-flung, undeveloped natural area in the Lorain Metroparks System. The area was a bit too undeveloped and buggy for Her taste, so after a short time we headed back in the general direction we came to pay a visit to the Caley Reservation –a National Wildlife Area– which we have explored from time to time. When we first visited there some years ago, Caley was just a dry pit dug out by bulldozers in a former farm field. Today the pit is a lake surrounded by prairie grass. A smaller pond lies nearby. As we strolled around we became fascinated by the many dragonflies flitting about. Some were good enough to stop and pose for photos. Seen here (above) is just one example; it's a female Widow Skimmer. I've also got a nice portrait of a red dragonfly — a Calico Pennant (seen below). Technically it won't be summer for another week but, as we hiked around the pond and lake at the Lorain Metroparks' Caley Reservation, dragonflies were all around, it felt like a warm summer afternoon, and I keep humming the Michael Franks song, "Dragonfly Summer." It was a good day.