Monday, August 05, 2013

Eye to Eye and Leaf to Leaf

White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
Could anything be more delicate or more perfect than these luminous eyes and gossamer wings, the delicate legs and gracefully attenuated thorax?

For a moment, there is no up and no down, no in and no out, no here and no there.  There is just you and a small crimson dragonfly looking at each other over the edge of a spotted and rusty leaf in a Lanark thicket and sharing a late summer moment in utter stillness.  Everything else fades or dissolves or just falls away. 

When you return home, you ponder the idea of tapping in a few field notes about the dragonfly and decide that, no, your single photo says it all.

3 comments:

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Oh my
Lucky you...

Kiki said...

├╝ber-beautiful, ethereal and Godly.... thank you - I'm going to sleep now with this image in my heart. WONDER - FULL

Kameshwari said...

Amazing, amazing, amazing. Simply amazing in its simple complexity!