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Dragonfly Symbolism

4 Sep
Dragonfly

Dragonfly

So, after seeing a few dragonflies the last few days, I decided to find out what they mean symbolically…I mean, besides that Spring is coming.

A few of the meanings associated with dragonflies are as follows:

-Happiness

-Purity

-Transformation

-Prosperity

-Good luck

-Strength

Dragonflies represent getting beyond self-made limitations to reveal your destiny.  They symbolize change and remind us to not resist it but to go with the flow, like the dragonfly is carried with the wind.

And even if you don’t believe in any of this, how can you deny that holding such a beautiful creature in your hand is at least, maybe, a little good luck?

Seriously big dragonfly

Seriously big dragonfly

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Creature catch up

3 Sep

Some of you may have noticed that I had a bit of a hiatus from blogging.  And although it was hard to find the time to post about the things I was seeing, I never stopped taking pictures.  Life can get busy but when you stop seeing the beauty that’s all around you, it’s time to slow down.  So, my apologies for the absence but here are a few pictures to get you caught up.  And remember, although this is an entomology blog, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

 

Shield Bug

Shield Bug

Male and female Rhinoceros beetles

Male and female Rhinoceros beetles

Bee on Mock orange bush

Bee on Mock orange bush

 

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Spangled Drongo

Galahs

Male and female Galahs

First ever close up of a crow

First ever close up of a crow

Female Rhino beetle giving my nose a hug

Female Rhino beetle giving my nose a hug

Red-eye bug nymphs

Red-eye bug nymphs

My brave girl holding a Cotton Harlequin bug

My brave girl holding a Cotton Harlequin bug

Seriously big dragonfly

Seriously big dragonfly