Saturday, August 13

Camera Critters - Dragonfly



Dragonflies fascinate me. They are amazing in not only their beauty but the fact that every culture has some symbolism behind their ability to adapt to their surroundings, their speed (dragonflies can fly up to 90 miles an hour and stop within just a few seconds from that great speed), to their short but meaningful life. 

I was told as a child that if a dragonfly lands on you, it would bring you good luck. Even as an adult, if one is close by, I will stand as still as I can, hoping to be graced by one. Were you ever told the same "myth"?

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11 comments:

jabblog said...

I've never heard that but, like you, I find dragonflies beautiful and fascinating.

chubskulit said...

Delightful color!

My critter post, have a nice weekend!

MariaS said...

I had never heard that either, but they are truly beautiful! And your photography ROCKS!

c.w.frosting said...

Great photo! Pretty but a little creepy at the same time =)

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Cheryl said...

Never heard that before but I've always felt blessed when one lights upon me.

Sweet shot.

VioletSky said...

dragonflies are quite likely the only bugs that I like!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Dragonflys are beautiful!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

In my country (Macedonia) is the same"myth".
Nice close-up of dragonfly.

Regards!

mmbear said...

Love the pics, especially the dragonfly and the frogs! Someone really knows how to take a picture. Mine come out all blurry or someone's head is cut off! I am a new follower of your blog thru GFC and would love a follow back when you get a chance. Thanks so much and have a great day!

Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

Sheri said...

Thank you all so very much for your comments and for stopping by!

Mary, I will be right over. :)

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous picture! And very interesting facts. :)