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