This lovely lady rested beside me for a moment or two.
Dragonflies carry with them a weight of myth and folklore.
In Feng Shui, dragonflies mean change, new beginnings and bring all kinds of nice things.
Some people think a visit from a dragonfly is a visit from someone from heaven.
Another take suggests that they represent self-awareness and living in the moment. This might come from the fact that dragonflies spend most of their lives as nymphs, living as adults for only usually a few months.
All of this adds to the beautiful mystic of the dragonfly. These elegant and versatile fliers are equally at home in the air, on land and on the water. And they eat mosquitoes!! Or, so I’m told. A positive characteristic in any visitor.
One thing I know for sure, when this particular dragonfly alighted beside me, the world stood still for a few breaths as I marvelled in this small gift.
WPC – temporary
May the nights always be aglow
with the bliss of the day
with unharmed hands and feet
and kissed cheeks.
– Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
The glow of an October evening on Lake Champlain, in Burlington, VT. Photo taken October 2016.
In early September, after depositing Number One son off at university in New Brunswick, we treated ourselves to a quick trip to Prince Edward Island. You know, as we were driving by anyway.
We could just manage an overnight visit and a brisk walk around Downtown Charlottetown in the morning before we were forced to head home.
But boy-o-boy, that town boasts some pretty doors …. even on cool, windy, grey morning.
Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors.
This late summer squash blossom is attracting lots of attention from the honey bees. They seem to be queuing up. And, if you could see further in, you’d find three more bees in the throats of the flower. Amazing!!
WPC – pedestrian
“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”
– Edith Wharton
Peaking out an upstairs window in Old Town Lunenburg.
WPC – window
The sun rising up over Rose Bay on a Monday morning in September.
Above the the trees, over the bay, past the headland and through the clouds …