bloom, bugs, damselfly, insects, journey, life, little things, nature, Post a Day 2012
via Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #290.
I won’t apologize for once again posting a damselfly. These little creatures keep on landing in my path and quite frankly, I am learning a lot about them. I have been researching and there are people that have gotten almost compulsive in finding and photographing damsels and dragon flies. Right know they are offering themselves to me and I have bought a 2″ thick book so that I can understand and identify. I mostly look at the photos. Is is becoming a real puzzle to put together. But it’s almost fun, OK it if fun. But like anything else getting out into nature and watching it live is worth a lot of words in a book. Life should not be a spectator sport.
This little (1 & 1/2 inch) specimen kept landing on this Mesquite bloom. We were by a small seep spring pond and he would flit off for 30 seconds or so and then come right back to the same bloom. I could not see it at the time but when I was looking at the images checking for focus, I found he was devouring mosquitoes. There is a lot of wonder out there!
“Our hearts begin to beat faster, our
blood flows quicker and our adrenaline
spikes when we encounter nature in its
raw form. When we are put in a place
where we see our insignificance in the
grand scheme of things, our hearts
jump. We sense something bigger than
our meetings, our business proposals
and our work in the office; something
bigger than us. These encounters serve
to remind us that we may not be the re-
volving point around which the universe
orbits after all. Something happens in
these moments of transcendence that
is, dare I say, spiritual.”
©Creative theology…..Sam Mahlstadt
Watch for the wonder of the Maker on your journey††††††nada te turbe†††jim