The Dragonfly and the Wasp

Today I tried to save a dragonfly from a wasp in what turned out to be a mortal encounter. After shooing the wasp away, I picked it up from under the foxglove and took it to my studio. The dragonfly did not recover like I hoped it might.

There were a few other arrivals to my studio today too.  I had won a few little religious books with a forget-me-not motif in an auction and they seemed to be a fitting backdrop for the dragonfly.

Dragonfly and Gold Dust - photo Marie Cameron 2015

That’s “Gold Dust” …. I love the combination of this very structured insect with these antique floral books embossed in gold. It takes me back a century, at least.  Tomorrow I’ll post the dragonfly, foxglove and demitasse photos that come next.