The Dragonfly

Today I saw the dragon-fly

Come from the wells where he did lie.

An inner impulse rent the veil

Of his old husk: from head to tail

Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.

He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;

Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew

A living flash of light he flew.

The Dragon-fly     By Alfred Lord Tennyson


If I chose favorites among insects, the dragonfly would surly be number 1.  As beautiful as a butterfly….infinitely more graceful …dragonflies can move at an amazing 45 miles an hour,  hover like a helicopter, fly backwards like a hummingbird, fly straight up, down and on either side. What is mind blowing is the fact that it can do this while flapping its wings a mere 30 times a minute while mosquitoes and houseflies need to flap their wings 600 and 1000 times a minute respectively….and most importantly…the cool name.  Dragonfly…like a mythical creature out of a fairy tale.  We actually call them mosquito hawks down here in the south since they dive bomb mosquitos in mid flight and snack away without missing a beat.  For this alone, I ❤ them.

dragonfly closeup

When I saw the dragonflies that Bliensen + MaiTai made for A Clockwork Spiral and the Seelie Court I knew instantly that I would A. use them together and B. copy and stretch one up to use as wings.  That went so well I copied a few more and set them all around….I’m like the queen of the dragonflies!  You can see the difference in the dragonflies with respect to the event they’re in…the steampunk wings are a sure sign that those dragonflies are in A Clockwork Spiral, which benefits the National Kidney Foundation.  Ironically, this event is billed as a dark and steamy event…yet the 2 posts I’ve done for them so far have been bright, cheerful and innocent ….I hope they don’t fire me 🙂  I promise to work harder to be dark and steamy!!

Zibska’s Aisling flower bra, currently at the Secret Affair, goes perfect with fluttering dragonflies (amazing…yesterday the very same bra was adorning a half dead chick in a coffin…now that’s versatile!).  Also perfect is the newest hair from Truth, Amaris.  Is it not fabulous!?  Long and wavy with a high half pony, it cascades beautifully down one shoulder and the back.  I also love that Truth has the pastels….pink is just so pretty on the coco doll ❤

The fountain is from {Rook} and is also at the Seelie Court right now.  It has 6 built in poses, I’m using # 3 for the pictures 🙂

So lets see….how about some LM’s!  Make a shopping list and go visit all three.

-> The Secret Affair

-> A Clockwork Spiral

-> The Seelie Court

Zibska Aisling bra @ The Secret Affair
Bliensen + MaiTai – Libelula – Headpiece @ The Seelie Court
Bliensen + MaiTai . Luminiferous Dragonfly – Hairpin @ A Clockwork Spiral
Bliensen + MaiTai – Luminiferous Dragonfly – Necklace @ A Clockwork Spiral
Bliensen + MaiTai – Luminiferous Dragonfly – Brooch @ A Clockwork Spiral
{Rook} Greenman Fountain w/ 6 poses @ The Seelie Court
*COCO*_Doll, female

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