I'm thinking the fellow who invented the helicopter must surely have been fascinated with Dragonflies. In flight they know how to hover, fly forward and sideways, and then hover some more.
They're plentiful near wet areas out in the country but I don't see too many of them here in town. So I was pleased and delighted to see this critter peering in at me this morning through the kitchen window.I headed out doors to get a little closer glimpse. Isn't he cool?
And while I was out on the deck I took photos of our Great Mystery! This phenomenon has been puzzling me for three summers.
Here's what we see (but we do not understand). Every morning one leg of each of the four metal chairs on the deck has water at its base. The leg itself is dry to the touch. There is no hole in the top of the hollow leg. There is no rain water inside the legs. It simply has to be condensation....but why just one leg? It is never two legs of the same chair. I suppose you think some neighborhood dog visits our deck each morning. But I assure you that is not so! We never see a dog in our backyard.
I do not like to leave mysteries unsolved. Everything has its explanation. But this is truly a puzzle. Got any ideas???