Monday, October 22, 2018


this dragonfly
lifting her wings 
to veil herself ~
so fragile is nature

If I'm right, this is the Darner dragonfly....I wanted a closeup, with its wings spread-out clearly showing the pattern. It was resting so, but the closer I took this veiled posture....Darn!

Because it veiled itself, I'm guessing it's a female Darner.


You hail from Dream-land, Dragonfly?
A stranger hither? So am I,
And (sooth to say) I wonder why
We either of us came!

                                                         ~ Agnes M.F.R. Darmesteter "To a Dragonfly"

Friday, October 19, 2018

Beautiful Clarity

When the world overpowers and overbears, 
I turn to Nature and its beautiful clarity 
. . . and the mind is refreshed.