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Random photo - birthday dragonfly
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle."

--A. Einstein

photo of dragonfly

This dragonfly visited me on my birthday.

I call him a dragonfly, but truth be told, I'm not sure what he is. His head moved in a most bizarre fashion, and he seemed to be paying attention to Paul and me as we gazed at him.

I call him a him, but I'm not sure about that, either.

Whatever it was, it would fly about our heads, then land on that same branch, over and over again.

Many hours later, I went back outside. As I glanced at the branch where he had been earlier, he flew into view and landed on the clothesline just above the branch. Moments later, he was gone.

It was one of the best birthday presence I've ever received.

Apologies for the slightly larger size; 400x300 didn't do him justice.

I'm feeling all kinds of: Inspired
What I hear: Jeff Ball - Free To Climb (D I G I T A L L Y - I M P O R T E D - New Age - soothing sounds of new ag

13 tall tales or Tell me a story
happymrlocust From: happymrlocust Date: June 25th, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC) (permalink)
What a beautiful creature
ldy From: ldy Date: June 27th, 2004 08:51 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Isn't he, though?

He's got a big scary mouth, though! And hairy legs! o_O
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ldy From: ldy Date: June 27th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Thanks, sweetness :)

I love dragonflies, too! This one's head was so huge, though... and it moved independently of its body! It was just bizarre beyond words!
gefiltebitch From: gefiltebitch Date: June 25th, 2004 01:56 pm (UTC) (permalink)
he's very very handsome!
ldy From: ldy Date: June 27th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC) (permalink)
are you coming on to my dragonfly?!
kodakrome From: kodakrome Date: June 25th, 2004 02:08 pm (UTC) (permalink)
great photo.. but he scares me a little.


mrs_puma From: mrs_puma Date: June 25th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I'm with Bre. :D

His pointy butt looks like it wants to be a stinger.

Did I miss your birthday? Or did I say Happy Birthday? My brain is on overload lately. :/ I'll give you a HAPPY BIRHTDAY!! anyway.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 27th, 2004 08:55 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I don't remember whether you did or not, so you did! Thank you again! :D

If you think the dragonfly's butt is scary, you should have seen its mouth. IT WAS HUGE.

ldy From: ldy Date: June 27th, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC) (permalink)

He is pretty scary, really!!
From: stealthgear Date: June 25th, 2004 11:06 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Leave it up to Einstein to limit my damn options!!!
ldy From: ldy Date: June 27th, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC) (permalink)
curiouscat2 From: curiouscat2 Date: June 26th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Native Americans believe that dragonflies are sent by your ancestries to check on you.
The totem represents changes in life.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 27th, 2004 09:02 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Paul and I are trying to figure out which one of our mothers it was :)

I thought it a particularly auspicious visitation for a birthday, especially with all the changes taking place in my world :)
13 tall tales or Tell me a story