Post from June 4, 2011. My post for June 4, 2015 is at http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/6/got-ya-covered-zagster if you care to see it.

A brown dragon fly landed high on rose cane early this morning, and let me get fairly close to it from both sides. Normally I can’t get near dragon flies, but maybe the smoke makes them lethargic like it does honey bees — we used to use smokers to sedate honey bees when we would remove the full honeycombs and replace them with new ones. While I’m only speculating on the dragonfly, the smoke is definitely making me lethargic.

America continues to turn out beautiful roses, I found a new hopper on Ballerina, and the wasps were out this afternoon.