Last night, I almost postponed the National Trails Day walk I was scheduled to lead in this morning—the Weather Channel forecast was definitely trending towards the dire. But my early a.m. meteorology check today led me in the direction of going, since it looked like we'd have about a three hour window before the end-of-the-world T-storms rolled in. Turns out that was a good call. It was warm but mostly sunny, and I was blessed with a fine group of about 15 and a very cooperative natural citizenry. The Great Blue Herons were, of course, the stars of the show, but as we watched them, we were also graced with appearances by Harlequin Darner dragonflies, several of which took to hovering around various delighted observers until, when the odes needed some time to recharge their flight batteries, the agile insects found the rear ends of attendees to be fine perches. No one complained about the colorful showoffs.