Fortunately the water fairies came to help, with a clap of hands made up by the river wave that lifted the fairy to the blue of the sky. While falling, small drops of water were transformed into dragonflies …. that’s why it seems that between the transparent wings of a dragonfly is entangled a drop of water.
16" x 20", Oil, Copyright Nancy McCarroll
...Like dragonflies, the hansoms hover,
With jeweled eyes, to catch the lover...
(Richard Le Gallienne)
UPDATE: Just as I was finished hanging the above picture in our kitchen this morning, a dragonfly, very large, about three inches in length, flew into my study. I took his picture (below). I wonder what he was trying to tell me? Unbelievable!