Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside – Sky Dragon

Dragon Cloud

This week’s theme is ‘Inside’. Now that can be taken literally, or be suggestive of a more abstract concept.

In my case it seems apt that my photo entry should be reflective of the week I’ve had, caught in the throes of illness. Throughout my delirium I kept seeing references to dragons, somewhat perplexed I knew however that it was symbolic of whatever horrid virus had decided to make itself at home on my sofa with my body as chaperone!

So when the heavens opened up one early evening I happened to look out of the window to watch the heavy rain only to see a very bright double-rainbow on one side….

Double Rainbow

…and on the other side what I could only interpret as a big dragon rising up into the stormy sky. I believe that my environment is a perfect reflection of my inner state and vice-versa, and I have to say I was very impressed by what I saw. Storms are very good at clearing the air by unleashing any pent-up energy, and I suppose you could say my body was enduring its own storm. And the dragon?

Well, I’ve just remembered that when I was very young when I had been very ill with all the childhood diseases that one used to acquire before vaccinations were commonplace, I used to have recurring dreams about a huge dragon that I was very afraid of. It has sort of become a recurring theme in my life, the dragon, although I have to say I quite like them now.

Some might even draw a parallel with the Kundalini Snake which supposedly lies at the base of the spine and rises at times of inner cellular change. My body certainly has been through an ordeal the last week and a half, so perhaps subconsciously I have been making important adjustments. We’ll see… either way I like my sky-dragon

Sky Dragon Close-up

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24 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside – Sky Dragon

  1. very cool photo Ishaiya!! I have a similar photo, the one that wil be the cover on my first novel, that resembles a dragon also, although it is only an ancient tree trunk fallen in the lake. I also think Dragon’s symbolize strength and fire, both of which you have a lot of!!! Hope you’re feeling better soon! πŸ™‚

  2. Are you too young to remember a song called “Puff, the Magic Dragon”? That’s what your cloud dragon made me think of. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

    1. I am flattered that you think I’m so young! πŸ™‚ I see what you are getting at though. I see a very young dragon like a wyvern in that cloud, maybe ’tis the new me rising up to cause more mayhem!
      Thank you for your good wishes, it’s much appreciated πŸ™‚

  3. Hope to find you right as rain Ish. Love you sky-dragon and it’s a pity that a dragon is the symbol of nasty illness symptoms for you. Take care and have a great week. πŸ˜€ *big hugs*

    1. Illness serves its purpose, and it’s not to be knocked although not always welcome. I’m about 90% human again, almost back to normal, although I don’t think I could ever really call myself ‘normal’! πŸ˜€
      I didn’t make the connection with the symbol of the dragon and being ill until I sat down to write the post, but I guess I overcame that fear long ago.
      Hope all is well with you my friend, and have a great week too!
      Big hugs back πŸ™‚

      1. It sure does Ish, not that we want it but it’s the body’s way of telling us there’s something wrong and most of the times I think it’s more psychological than anything else but also something that each of us have to figure out.

        LOL! Same here. By the way, what is ‘normal’? hahahah

        I am glad to hear that my friend. I love dragons and wish I could see one in real life. It would be fun to raise a little dragon for sure. πŸ˜€

        Getting there hon. Been a bit tired lately but all is well. Glad to hear you are getting better too. Hang in there. πŸ˜€ *big hugs* β™₯

  4. Great dragon~! For more info on dragons, please refer to Disney’s “Mulan” … now that’s what anyone would call a real ‘kick-ass’ dragon.

    I’ve just come in from trying to snap a ring around the moon, and failing miserably. Of the dozen or so shots I’m keeping only the one The Spouse liked. Just as well, I guess, I was going to use as an excuse that I was inside looking out when I took them (I was too)β€”but you beat me to it.

    Hope you’re better soon!

    1. I like it when nature becomes a bit more interactive, makes the whole experience a little bit more magical, and definitely aids a positive state of mind, always good when you’re in the throes of wrestling illness.

      Are you going to post your moon pic? I’ve not ventured out into the night much with my camera, not sure it’s really built to cope too well with nocturnal activities, didn’t do so well when tried one night in Venice. Mind you it’s probably got to do with the fact that I still don’t fully know my way around all the settings yet, I’ll have to have a play.

      1. I’ll hang on to my moon shots for now … or maybe not, but they require big-screen viewing to get the most from them. Heck, leave it with me, I’ll find some excuse …

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