Baseball season and summer days remind me of the may fly! There were frequently clouds of mayflies at the Senator's games in Harrisburg. I've been told this is a rather glamorized version of the insect but I call it like I see it!
The may fly lives less than 24 hours as an adult, some for only a few minutes.
Life's short! Sparkle!
Lessons from the Mayfly
Transformation while in Motion
The Mayfly reminds us that life is fleeting and precious
and we should live it to the fullest. Embrace adventures
and new opportunities while you grow and transform!
The dragonfly is from a series of insect paintings -
I've always been fascinated with their iridescent colors and intricate patterns.
Lessons from the Dragonfly
The intense colors of the dragonfly brighten as they mature.
He reminds us to pay attention to our deepest desires,
never stop dreaming and remember that some of the
most wonderful dreams come true later in life.
Remain flexible and be ready to turn and change directions
at a moment’s notice in order to fulfill your dreams.
Yesterday a friend posted an essay stating that a house fly is as beautiful as any other wonders of nature. It reminded me of a series of insects I painted a few years ago. We collected and studied insects when I was in eight grade and I still remember the Latin names - Diptera are the flies, the butterfly is Lepidoptera, Coleoptera are the beetles . . . The insects were so spectacular and I began painting insects, reptiles and amphibians long before I turned to birds and flowers.
My friend Doris laughed at my Mayfly and insists that the ones that splat on her car windows and form clouds at baseball games aren't nearly this beautiful, but then I'll admit to viewing the world with rose colored glasses.
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
Mikell is a writer, artist and professional treasure hunter, finding the greatest treasures in the wonderful people who enter her life!