lucid wings shimmer
flashes of red
fine art dragonfly
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
Australia, dragonfly, Gabrielle Bryden, nature, poem, poetry
June 6, 2011 at 1:48 pm
Love the lines and image.
June 7, 2011 at 9:04 am
Thanks slpmartin – not an easy target, the old dragonfly 😉
June 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm
what a vivid colour! It certainly is fine art!
June 7, 2011 at 9:05 am
A beautiful red indeed CGP 🙂
June 6, 2011 at 5:14 pm
neat poem describing nature’s spectacular little helicopter!
June 7, 2011 at 9:06 am
Haha – I was thinking of helicopters when writing the poem – but wasn’t sure how to fit it in 😉 thanks Stafford.
June 7, 2011 at 8:47 am
“shimmer” – love that word – that and “flashes” – perfect description of this beautiful creature. Did you take that photo, Gabrielle?
June 7, 2011 at 9:08 am
Yes, I take all the photos on the blog bluebee (except one or two, and then I always say where I get them from) – I took it on my last walk through the adjacent national park, but when I got home the lens came apart so needs fixing (don’t know how that happened)! Thanks 🙂
June 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm
June 7, 2011 at 2:31 pm
Thanks bb – not easy to snap the little dudes 🙂
June 7, 2011 at 10:50 am
Dragonflies are such exquisite creatures. Shimmery, glimmery. I always wonder how they survive in such a brutal world. They truly are a piece of fine art. Gorgeous, Gabe.
June 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm
Thanks Selma – I met Australia’s leading expert on dragonflies a couple of years back (he took us for a walk through our national park) – I thought he must be a very patient man to study such a difficult subject (flitting all over the place etc.,)
June 7, 2011 at 5:08 pm
what an amazing shot!!!
June 8, 2011 at 8:48 am
Thanks Graham 🙂
June 8, 2011 at 5:26 am
Dragonfly in Motion – I like
June 8, 2011 at 9:34 am
Thanks Kim 🙂 and good to see you!
June 9, 2011 at 5:04 am
We have sometimes red dragonfly in the garden, I prefer the blue one!
But their wings are spectacular, lucid wings shimmer, yes!
June 9, 2011 at 9:27 am
The blue ones look especially shimmery I think 🙂 they remind me of little fairies flitting here and there in the woods.
July 13, 2011 at 12:56 am
the blues feel more delicate to me than the reds – and ii like the name – the blue damsel dragonfly
June 10, 2011 at 6:04 am
poetry and subject both fly!
June 10, 2011 at 9:18 am
Haha – thanks Aletha 🙂
June 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm
What a beautiful dragonfly! I don’t think I’ve seen many in such a wonderful shade of red.
Your words fit perfectly. 🙂
June 12, 2011 at 10:07 am
Thanks Tracey 🙂
June 12, 2011 at 2:13 pm
Beautiful, both words and image. Love dragonflies…almost as much as my son does. Last summer he begged me to rescue a young blue dragonfly from a spider’s web. Somehow, I managed to get it out and clean the sticky threads from its legs and wings, then watched it fly away. About as close to transcendence as I’ve ever come 🙂
June 13, 2011 at 7:58 am
Wonderful – I am glad the blue dragonfly survived 🙂
July 13, 2011 at 12:50 am
oh. yeah. beauty. i did miss this one Gabrielle. thank you for linking me to it. ha. beauty image. beauty words.
yeah, i’m doing some dragonfly images too. i dont often get a chance to photograph them here – once in a great great while – but suddenly without warning and then gone. and then years before another.
the vermilion body
a brush stroke
oh. i like that, i may have to push that into haiga. cool. inspired by your work. aloha.
…ha. i’ve already tweaked it. if i push it into haiga, you’ll see it. it may still be tweaked more… bwahahahahahaha. fun. aloha – r.
sheesh. 3 or 4 versions now. bwahahahahahaha. fun. fun. aloha aloha.
July 13, 2011 at 8:51 am
Hahahaha – you have a lot of energy Rick – I love the ku (hover craft, yes, helicopter, hyperactive fairy – haha – vermilion is a wonderful word). Looking forward to the final version ps. Benedicte is having a blog holiday for a month if you are wondering what’s happened to her.
July 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm
fun is always a good source of energy. yeah. thank you. i have too many ideas and want-to-do lists sometimes. way fun tho.
yeah, i really like that word vermilion too. not the first time i’ve… found it fun… it shows up in things i do every so often… this is from a “Skinny Alphabet Book” project i did in 2007/08:
thanks for the heads-up on Benedicte’s holiday. yeah, i saw that – i actually posted to her last posts recently. i have lapses of getting around to blogs then i have zoom-ins where i get to some. but never enough. sheesh. must be like wine and cheese – and mushrooms too. never enough. bwahahahahaha
July 14, 2011 at 9:42 am
That is so beautiful Rick – value and vermilion (skinny alphabet book) 🙂 You are making me hungry again (too early here for wine, cheese and mushrooms – haha).
July 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm
thank you Gabrielle – that alphabet book was fun to do. may be some day i’ll put it together. bwahahahaha. or do another in a more easily published format. it’s 2:23 AM. and i’m not hungry at all. bwhahaha – cool on that. aloha.
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