Puff Ball Fairy,
when you floated past,
ever so gracefully,
ever so enchantingly,
i was, at once, captivated
by your spell.
As you gently floated away,
i, with camera in hand,
wished you would return
so that i could capture
some of your mysterious beauty.
Alas! You granted my wish
and again floated nearby,
alighting on a simple leaf.
Thank you, Puff Ball Fairy,
and may we meet again
someverymagicaltime in sweet eternity.
I am curious….what is captured in your photograph, Tom?
It is a Magical Puff Ball Fairy! 🙂
Cool photo–thanks for sharing!
Thank you, 1,000,000pics! 🙂
That is so unusual, not something we would see hear – so – nice to see. Great photo Tom.
They truly are magical when you see them, Paul!
Thank you for introducing me to such a beautiful being I hadn’t met before Tom! So lovely!
Thank you, saymber! 🙂
Your photos bring an awareness, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Please, what is that lovely (so aptly named) creature? Thank you for your amazing photos!
It is a Magical Puff Ball Fairy, Susan! 🙂
Enchanting! 🙂 Sure looks like a fairy to me. 🙂
When these are seen flying, Scifi, you have to rub your eyes! They really do look like floating fairy balls, gently hovering in the air!
Today is our miniature dachshund’s (Lola’s) birthday; we gave her a quacking duck toy and she is super thrilled! 🙂
They do look unbelievable. 🙂
Happy Birthday Lola! Enjoy your new toy. 🙂
I love the play up of words in your poem..it is lyrical..
And that photo is stunning too.
They are quite something to see. When flying, they really do look fairy-like, angelic! 🙂
Lovely pic and text, but tell me – why alas?
An alternative meaning for “alas” can be ‘compassion’! 🙂
I didn’t know that, nor had I heard of these adorable creatures! A delightful lesson!
Beautiful! I love this post – so magical!
It truly was a magical experience, Carol! 🙂
Thank you for sharing it
A Wooly Aphid! I haven’t seen one of these in years. Such tiny, ethereal little things!
A Magical Puff Ball Fairy! 🙂
(You nailed it!)
Wow! What an appropriate metaphor! Delightful image!
I don’t see these very often but when i do, it’s quite a magical experience! 🙂
Simply amazing Tom!
Puff Ball Fairies are always amazing when seen! 🙂
how very cute, Thomas and a nice little “love poem”, haha, regards Mitza
It was a magical moment when it happened, Mitza! 🙂
So lucky the Puff Ball Fairy obliged your photo shoot!
Yes, Sandy! For a short time, it was felt that she abandoned me! 🙂
Gorgeous wings, for sure!
Yes, Jazz, a true winged beauty! 🙂
This was amazing Tom – a little puffball body and gossamer wings and word perfection in your ode to this tiny creature.
They really do look magical and fairy-like when flying, Linda! 🙂
What a wonderful creature! I’ve seen lacewing larvae carrying around the bits of debris they use as a disguise, but I’ve never seen this little beauty. It is magical, for sure — what an amazing photo.
I’ve never seen one. It’s so lovely and magical! 😊
WOW, definitely magical, Tom! Beautiful!
Incredibly beautiful tiny creature! I’ve never seen one of those before. Thanks for sharing the photo and the delightful words alongside it. 🙂