TBT – Mirror

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I don’t remember where I purchased this mirror, and it doesn’t matter, but when I saw it, I had to have it. I love the retro look of it and her dragonfly wings. One day I noticed the reflection on the wall of the glass flowers on my nightstand. Just had to take the shot!

The dragonfly is often seen around water, ponds or on the edge of a river or lake. It symbolizes the affinity with the realm of feelings, water being a powerful symbol for emotions and the unconscious. If the spirit of the dragonfly comes to you, you may be called to explore your emotions in a light and joyful manner.

When we were in Arizona, there was a red dragonfly that I saw several mornings in a row that landed on the gate by the pool. It was an amazing creature to watch and it let me get close enough to photograph it. Thank you!

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Have a wonderful Thursday. Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

So much going on today; so many feelings and emotions.  Maybe it’s the Summer Solstice, but let’s just take a moment to send light and love from our hearts to the hearts of all other beings on our beloved planet.  That’s it – close your eyes and beam love out for just 10 seconds.  Thanks!

The weekly photo challenge is pretty appropriate for me today.  My little friend that was here last weekend has come back.  It seems to like to hang out on our pool fence.  How it can hang there I just don’t know, but I watched and it kept landing there again and again.  So of course I asked it to stay long enough for me to get another photo.  I’ve decided to name this little fella “Tude.”  Short for gratitude. Maybe it’s a female.  How would I know?  But for my purposes, it’s name is Tude.  Click the photo to see Tude larger.

So the world through my eyes today includes Tude.  Did I tell you that last weekend I asked for rain and got it?  And then it stopped so I went outside again and said, “oh no, this isn’t enough.  I want more.  I love the smell of it and my plants all need nature’s water.”  The universe obliged and it started pouring.  Strange but true.  Ask and ye shall receive.

My mantra these days is “wouldn’t it be nice if … (fill in the blank)?  Namaste’

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Backyard Buddy

Hope all the Dads out there had a wonderful Father’s Day.  Someone once told me that every child needs a champion and, in most cases, it’s Dad.  Oftentimes, though, in the case of divorced families, Mom has to be Dad and Mom both, so if that’s you, Mom, I salute you.  I know what that feels like.  So to all of us Moms who had to be Dads, too … celebrate your masculine side and I say Happy Father’s Day to you.

It rained here on Saturday and I was so excited.  A good rain, too.  Not some piddly excuse for it where we get only about 20 drops.  It was great!

Today’s image is that of a new friend I found in our back yard.  Saturday and Sunday it was just cruisin’ around and landing on the pool enclosure every once in a while.  So I asked it ever so nicely if it wouldn’t mind staying put while I ran into the house for my camera.  It kindly obliged and this is the image I got.  First time I’ve ever seen a red dragonfly.  At least I think that’s what it is 🙂  Namaste’

I haven’t seen it since yesterday, but I do hope it comes back to visit.

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