Would That I Could Take You With Me, Irvington

Dragonfly art on a stepping stone in the Irvington neighborhood of Portland, Oregon

I don’t know what neighborhood we’ll end up in when we move to Arizona, either the first year when we’re renting or longer term when we buy, but I know i’ll miss our Portland neighborhood of Irvington. But in a sense I can take it with me, thanks to the pictures from the little Sony A6500 I picked up a year ago that goes with me on all of my morning walks with the pup.

A close-up view of dragonfly art on a stepping stone in the Irvington neighborhood of Portland, Oregon

Templeton’s Personal Trainer

A dragonfly perches on a leaf in our backyard in Portland, Oregon in August 2006

Our oldest cat Templeton likes to chase dragonflies around the yard. He never comes even remotely close to catching them but he never gives up hope, at least it gets him lots of exercise. There was one time when a mating pair of dragonflies almost flew right into him, focused more on themselves than the world around them, but I saw what was happening and was able to restrain him.