So here are some pictures I took today and yesterday of more "snake doctors."
The first is a metal hook, a piece of art, a luxury I allowed myself. I think I bought it on clearance from the Winterthur catalog. They came in a pair, and I gave one to my mom. It holds a basket by the kitchen door to keep my gardening gloves and pruners handy.
Next is a common green darner that can be quite camouflaged in some cases. It would hardly stay still long enough to have its picture made.
Perched on a dead elderberry snag and on the fence is a female widow skimmer.
Using that same perch and another snag is the male widow skimmer.
It's interesting, I suppose, what insects remind us of. I've always thought dragonflies looked a bit like helicopters. I've seen lots more helicopters than darning needles. Depending on who is using them though, I suppose they both can "fly." But I hope I never see a dragonfly stitching up a snake.