Two Dragonflies and a Bee 11/8/14

“When composing a verse let there not be a hair’s breath separating your mind from what you write; composition of a poem must be done in an instant, like a woodcutter felling a huge tree or a swordsman leaping at a dangerous enemy.”
~ Matsuo Basho
11:8:14 hb sigFlashback, Thursday, November 8, 2012 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars a honeybee sipping from basil. Snow is expected by Saturday so the bees will probably be in their hives until spring once the snow starts.
November 8, 2012 sigFlashback, Friday, November 8, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars three sunflower heads against this evening’s lovely and dramatic sunset.
November 8, 2013 sigSaturday, November 8, 2014 – Today is day 2 of the 5 day black and white photo challenge and the bee at the top of this post is my choice to transform into black and white.
11:8:14 hb b & w jpg sig“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
~ Dorothea Lange

My main subject today is the two dragonflies that were vying for territory in my front yard.  The one with the bent abdomen was able to run off the other, though they stayed fairly close together because my yard is a lovely insect buffet while the weather holds.
11:8:14 df sig 11:8:14 bent sig 11:8:14 close sig“holding on the plant
dragonfly awaits a meal
while there is still sun”
~ Raven Ariana Simons

11:8:14 df closer sig 11:8:14 eyes sig 11:8:14 bent close sig“Haiku is not a shriek, a howl, a sigh, or a yawn; rather, it is the deep breath of life.”
~ Santoka Taneda
11:8:14 fennel closer sig“while the weather’s nice
fall leaves and late lavender
hold dragonfly friends”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
11:8:14 front sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Bright Bee Blessings and Namaste ~ Raven

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