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Dragonfly fever

Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio

Hi Y’all mermaid Kim here posting from Coral Cottage South.

The strangest things happen at parties.  Ok maybe I should say the strangest things happen to me at parties.  Several years ago, Mr. Cottage and I went to a pool party hosted by the owner of a store that sold my art-work.  When we arrived most of the guests were already in the pool.   Immediately we saw them in the pool standing or floating or sitting on the edge of the pool with one of their index fingers raised straight in the air.  We did not know any of the people there, and barely knew the hosts.  I have to say my immediate thought was, what the heck had we gotten ourselves into?  What were these people doing?

Talk about people doing strange things.

Recently I was spotted doing the funky chicken dance down at my home in Southwest Florida.  Why you ask?

1-red dragonfly single 3

I saw for the first time, these red dragonflies.  I was enchanted immediately, as I have never seen a red one back home in Virginia.

1-red dragonfly pair

No easy task trying to catch a photo, I looked rather kooky running around dipping high and low trying to catch them in flight or sitting still.  Wow a pair of them zip across the surface of the water, snap!

Like so many, I too have been struck by dragonfly fever.  The shimmer of their iridescent wings, those cool rotating eyes and excessive speed in which they zip by.  Did you know, that they can fly between 20 and 30 mph.  Cool – huh.

Pond, lake, sea or pool – dragonflies skim the surface dancing and performing acrobatic feats.  I find it enchanting and inspirational.

 People ask me all the time where I get the inspiration for my art.  Most of the time it is from nature, dragonflies are no exception.  My fellow artists at Boardwalk Artisans must feel the same magic as I do, they have created some beautiful work, don’t you think?

Giclee Print by Mary Ellen Golden

Giclee art print Red Dragonfly from original watercolor by Mary Ellen Golden

Framed mini art tiles by The Coastal Soul

Tiles by The Coastal Soul

I’d say my fellow artisans have captured dragonfly fever quite nicely.

Note card by beach combers cove

Note card by Beach comber cove

Window panel by 3 Wishes Studio

Window panel by 3 Wishes Studio

Back to those people at the pool party – there were hundreds of dragonflies zipping around the pool and they were all sticking their finger up in the air with hopes that a dragonfly would land on them.  Once they explained what they were doing, I thought it pretty cool.

I’m off to catch a wave  and maybe a dragonfly too!


12 thoughts on “Dragonfly fever

  1. Lovin’ all these amazing dragonflies. The red ones are fabulous! Thanks Kim.


    1. Thank you – it is such a pleasure for me to be able to see all the cool things our group puts together. We have some real talent in this group.


  2. artsychicksw says:

    I didn’t even know that red dragonflies existed….lovley!


    1. Pretty cool, huh. I bet you saw a lot of them in your past water life.


      1. artsychicksw says:

        Yes, I always enjoyed the dragonflies and as a child found them so fascinating! We only had blue ones, though; they are beautiful but as I’m not on the lake anymore, but in the woods, I don’t see them anymore. Miss them!


  3. says:

    Not sure I knew that red dragonflies existed. I like the black ones I see around here that have lime green “parts.”


    1. Thanks for sharing your green parts! Ha Ha!


      1. says:

        If I find my blue parts, I’m gonna share those, too!


  4. JC says:

    Ola! YAY you, for swimmin’ south! I know your loving it. So cool, 2 dragonflies for the price of 1!
    Awesome shot!!!! Hope you and “King Triton” are enjoying life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Peace-


  5. thank you for including my Red Dragonfly..first one I had ever seen that color…have only seen a couple here in NC


    1. I’m loving our dragonfly and thinking it should live in my home. Might just happen too. xok


  6. Winter Owls says:

    I’ve never seen a red dragonfly before, we only have grey ones in Melbourne. The red ones are amazing!


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