My visit to the Texas Hill Country last week
was full of all kinds of enchantments.
After a few days at my sisters,
I went to Kerrville
to visit my friend Lana.
She has a beautiful place
with her husband Willie.
It's called Elm Cottage
Sculpture and Meditation Gardens.
They have 2 cottages there now,
Elm Cottage and the The Canyon House B&B,
We were sitting on her porch
visiting and talking
when I saw the most beautiful
I have never seen one before
in my life.
I have been to Lana's
and used to live in the hill country,
but never have I seen
a red dragonfly
before that day.
He was sitting on a plant
above her koi pond,
which is near her porch.
I was lucky to get a few photos.
He was very large and his tail looked like velvet.
He was gorgeous.
I say ' he ', but I'm not sure if it was a male or female of course.
Prior to visiting Lana,
Dennis Eaglehorse had told me to watch for
as they are God's messengers.
Dragonfly's show us that life,
can bend, shift,
and adapt in various ways,
making life's appearance
never be what it appears to be.
Dragonfly's magic shows us
to see through life's illusions.
Many believe that red dragonflies
are a symbol of eternal love.
I have always been drawn to dragonflies.
Once I have seen a swarm of dragonflies,
(but that's another story),
and it's not a very common site.
I wonder if the dragonfly is my animal totem?
I don't know.......
How does one know?
Do you have an animal totem?
The Lakota word for Dragonfly is Susbehcha.
It is believed that seeing a red dragonfly is a good omen or sign.
Do you believe in signs?
While I was sitting on the porch
this very dragonfly
and hovered right in front of me
for several seconds.
I was in awe
and got goosebumps all over.
And still do...
when I remember that moment.
It was beautiful.
Think of a beautiful moment
in your life
that gave you goosebumps.
Do this every day.
It will help you to.....
Savor the Day!