Wandering in my garden this morning I spotted this dragonfly. I smiled! I know dragonflies and butterflies mean transformation, but only to confirm I did a quick google search and I found:
“A dragonfly symbol represents change and transformation. It is a reminder for you to shed more light and joy in your life. It tells you not to remain in the dark or the shadows.”https://worldbirds.com/dragonfly-symbolism/
Isn’t it wonderful? It goes well with my thoughts yesterday about being more in the shadow than in the light.
Tanka Tuesday this week is Share your day, I wrote the Haiku below about a tiny part of my day.
messages and signs from beyond the facts and truth a garden of joy
the precious turquoise wings
secret message for the chosen
connected by a split second
to the intuition
Today’s prompt for Gratitude week with Michelle is about being grateful for paying attention and awareness to our surroundings and feelings. When I’m in my garden I pay attention to all the tiny little things/moments: a bird song, a butterfly, a feather, all the beauty that makes me smile, and also, to the not so nice stuff, like worms, beetles that eat my beautiful plants and make me angry. Well, I pay attention, and one day without expecting a dragonfly sits on a leaf close by, and at that moment I knew it wasn’t only an insect on a leaf but a beautiful messenger delivering love when I needed most.
Tanka Tuesday is week is “Write a butterfly cinquain (2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2) and include a colour”. I didn’t have a recently butterfly photo, however this dragonfly is gorgeous and perfect for my poem.
We have lots of butterflies and bees in the garden, but not so much dragonflies. When I spot one of those, I believe that it’s bringing a message to me, or it’s a sign of transformation, something I need to change.