The sensualinthe eye’smysteries, signals and draws complexityfrom within.
The message in the gazes is thebody’s response, thebrain’sinterpretationof each and every one of us. Feelingsflowing throughthepurposefulmomentum,itcannothideits direction. A way to communicateat a high level, what our insidewants and what it understands.
Vision is a wonderfultool, in an honest, true and real community.
FreedomYou fly with the wind beyond infinity
Under the wings breathe freedom
To see you flying gives strength and courage
In this quiet moment
A gift you gave to me, to bring my dreams close
And to teach the beauty of the freedom
Dazzled by old feelings, I searched in the darkness for a glimmer of light. Like a blind woman, listening, trying, I created an image of reality. A beautiful, colourful, bubbling healthy dream, just the way only an illusion can be. It does not exist and does not physically touch me, but still so close. In a sudden awakening, I question my dream. The beautiful path troubled me, almost led me astray. Rays of light briefly lightened up the sky, a comet entering the atmosphere. It sparked an interest but it died as soon as it appeared. Away from the unreal, I understand my heart’s fire. I look up at the starry sky and now I see clearly that dimension of life.
For our Swedish readers!
Bländad av känslor från förr, trevade jag fram i mörkret mot en strimma ljus. Likt en blind, aktivt lyssnande, tolkande, skapade jag en bild av verkligheten. En vacker, färgrik, porlande frisk dröm, så som bara en illusion kan vara. Den existerar inte och berör mig inte fysiskt, men är ändå så närvarande. I ett plötsligt uppvaknande ifrågasätter jag min dröm. Besväras över den vackra stigen, som så nära lett mig på villovägar. Strimman av ljus lyste tillfälligt upp himlavalvet, en komets inträdande i atmosfären. Skapade fascination, men slocknar sedan lika fort som den uppenbarat sig. På avstånd från det overkliga förstår jag mitt hjärtas brand. Jag tittar upp mot stjärnhimlen och den dimension av livet jag istället tydligt ser.
The logo for the blog Blue Think Dive is a damselfly, the beautiful demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo), petite libellule bleue in French. This image was chosen partly because of the intense blue colour, which was perfect considering the name of the blog but also because of a deep fascination with damselflies and dragonflies.
These remarkable insects has been hovering across our planet for the past 325m years and sadly many of these ancient insects are threatened by extinction. Loss of wetland habits, insecticides as well as pesticides threatens these beautiful creatures that has inspired artists in many different ways – jewellery, pottery and poems.
Dragonflies and damselflies are key indicators of the quality of water and wetland habitats. They spend much of their lives underwater as nymphs, larva. The life as a winged adult can be very short, a couple of weeks, even though some larger species may live for a few years.
Damselflies are insects in the sub-order Zygoptera, which means “paired-wings”. the wings are almost equal in shape and size and when a damselfly is resting they hold their wings along the length of their abdomen. Yet there are exceptions such as the emerald damselfly. The eyes are also separated.
Dragonflies have unequal wings, sub-order Anisoptera, and they hold their wings out from the body. Dragonflies have large eyes that often touch each.
Changes in the climate may also contribute to the decline. Around 15 percent of dragonfly and damselfly species in Europe are regarded as being threatened by extinction. Better management of wetlands are required to save these beautiful insects. Also building networks of volunteer that can help to monitor the populations are important.
The big butterfly count has recently taken place in the UK. Cannot wait for the spending a summer day counting the number of dragonflies and damselflies. And yes, I did the count butterflies and I did report a zero count – I saw no butterflies in my garden at all the day I did the count. I have since seen a couple.