I Love to See the Sunshine on the Wings of the Dragonflies . . .
there is magic in it.
-- Ama H. Vanniarachchy

Trust Your Wings Red Dragonfly
This gorgeous red dragonfly — a Scarlet Skimmer — is so kind to pose for an impromptu photo shoot. See our ‘Trust Your Wings’ dragonfly image on products from accessories to wall art.

Working too much? Too hard? Feel like you need a break, but can’t catch one? Stop. Right. There.

It’s when you feel most like you can’t take a break that you need to take a break. When you feel most like you shouldn’t do what you want and must do what you need, that’s when you most need to find the balance between the two. That’s when it’s time to stop and watch the dragonflies or squirrels or sunset or whatever it is about nature that thrills and excites you and recognize the magic.

I love to see the sunshine on the wings of the Dragonflies . . . there is magic in it.
― Ama H. Vanniarachchy

Easier Said Than Done

Trust that I, your friends, your family, and every person you’ve ever met know that it’s so much easier to say ‘take your fair share of me time‘ than it is to actually take it. But. (There’s always a ‘but,’ eh?) We call it your ‘fair share’ because, to be fair, it’s yours. You own it. You’ve earned it. And as the proverb goes, “All work and no play makes Jill a dull girl.” (Yeah, yeah — we’ve heard enough about Jack. We’ll leave him for another post.)

Taking My Own Advice

It’s on such days — those when I know that ‘I just can’t take a break today’ — that I force myself to walk away. I pack up my water bottle, a couple of my favorite Quest raspberry white chocolate protein bars, my camera, and a couple of super-sized plastic bags (a must for any Florida wildlife photographer), and set off to find some trouble. (Did I miss something? Oh — I didn’t mention my cell phone? Right. Because forgetting it is often a favorite part of any nature hike!)

Hang on Loosely, Dragonfly!

Seeing a Common Thread Here?

Take a break. It’s as simple as that. If you’re paying attention, perhaps you’ll see a red dragonfly as gorgeous as that one up there, which, by the way, is a Scarlet Skimmer (also known as a Crimson Darter). According to Wikipedia, it’s native to east and southeast Asia and was introduced to Jamaica, Florida, and Hawaii. In parts of Yunnan, China, it’s used for food (hmmmm . . . glad I have protein bars on hand).

The transparency of dragonfly’s wings assures me of a pure, innocent world.
― Munia Khan

And by “pure, innocent world,” we mean no WiFi. 😙

Motivational Quotes Inspired by Nature