Fall Reflections   Leave a comment

Fall Colors-Painting II-72Fall Reflections — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

John Muir

Tracks   Leave a comment

So well said! — kenne

fourwindowspress

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

After the storm,
on our morning walk,
deer tracks ran
along the water’s edge
in the heavy snow.

These were running tracks,
with great distance
between each footprint,
its force making
a deep imprint in the snow.

Yesterday was the last day
of hunting season.
A heavy snow and ice storm
ran all day,
keeping hunters at bay.

Because hunters cannot
hunt along the water’s edge,
these deer found refuge
along the lake’s shore,
among the cedar groves—

respite for another year.

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Posted December 5, 2019 by kenneturner in Information

Those Huge Texas Monarchs   1 comment

There is so much beauty in this world. — kenne

Winged Beauty Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies Coupled photographed by Jeff Zablow at the National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX

My recollection is that beginning with those empty lots in East Flatbush Brooklyn, they awaiting the inevitable construction of new homes, and continuing here in Georgia’s Piedmont region in 2019, I have seen some 2,867 Monarch butterflies. That includes Monarchs seen in New York state, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Arizona, Missouri and Oklahoma.

When I saw this coupled pair of Monarchs, he seen here with wings spread, in the Perennial Gardens of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, these 2 Monarchs were the largest Monarchs I’d ever seen. She flew onto this Lantana plant first, and moments later he flew to her, with much force, and they joined bodies.

I stood there, wondering why these Texas Danaus Plexxipus individuals were so much larger than any I’d ever seen before??

Jeff

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Posted December 5, 2019 by kenneturner in Information

Capturing The Moment — Dragonfly In Flight   2 comments

Taken in early December 2011, this may still my only image of a dragonfly in flight. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Dragonfly In Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

Near the end of last Wednesday’s SCVN Nature Walk, leader Ned Harris lead us over to a marshy area near Sabino Creek where he had seen dragonfly a few days earlier. Since the cooler weather isn’t conducive for dragonfly flight, I wasn’t expecting much. So, not surprisingly, there were only a few dragonflies darting around the small marsh area. I walked out near where one had found a favorite place, which I had notice, in his flight, he kept coming back to the same spot. The top image is the spot, and the lower image is dragonfly in flight — my first ever.

kenne

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Posted December 5, 2019 by kenneturner in Information

Male Phainopepla   1 comment

Male Phainopepla-72.jpgMale Phainopepla In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

 

December Is Here — Desert Sunset   2 comments

Tucson sunset (1 of 1)-4-72-2December Desert Sunset (Tucson Basin) — Image by kenne

How did it get so late so soon?

Its night before its afternoon.

December is here before its June.

My goodness how the time has flewn.

How did it get so late so soon?

— Dr. Seuss

Blues Legend Jimmy “T99” Nelson   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlues Legend Jimmy “T99” Nelson (October 2001) — Image by kenne

 

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