though I’ve only found one – this dragonfly.

totem pole? Could be couldn't it. Southern Hawker dragonfly

Totem pole? It could be couldn't it.

We found this vividly marked Southern Hawker dragonfly by the pond, its wings sprinkled with raindrops; they look so beautiful in this context. It’s dramatic colours and markings reminded me of a totem pole.

So only another 100 reasons to love rain. I think it’s safe to say I’ll have a struggle to find that many.

extraordinary Southern Hawker dragonfly

extraordinary Southern Hawker dragonfly

And now I have to go and get all the cattle in for dreaded TB testing. I am nervous.