This blue mud dauber was hanging out at the pool in Bradford, MA, as well as the flowering mint.
A great golden digger wasp living up to its name on the Far Away Island. The ground was pretty sandy, as you'd expect from glacial till, so digging a nest in it seemed a rather Sisyphean task.
Mason wasp in the Bradford mint.
This red dragonfly isn't in my Field Guide to Insects & Spiders of North America. Sunning itself at a homemade ice cream parlor in Bradford. There were goats and a red-headed (wooled) sheep there as well as, overhead, two red-tailed hawks, one of them a very noisy juvenile still wanting to be fed by mom and dad.