Grist Mill Gears Photo Art, A Little Gallery — “At The Old Mill”   Leave a comment

Four years I posted this blog after Joy and I visited Kathy and Bob in Winchester, VA. These photos were taken at the Burwell-Morgan Mill In Millwood, Virginia. This was the second of two posts on this old mill. Heres a link to the first one —

— kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

“At the Old Mill”

by Violet Lee

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013
Radiant day is slowly fading,

And the evening calm and still,
Gazing through the oak and willow,
Stoops to kiss the ancient mill.

Listen to the damsel dancing
To the jig of feed and flour,
And the water-wheel revolving
With a dashing, constant power.

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013
There is music in the rattle
Of the tinkling wheat that falls,
In the hopper, as the miller
Stops to heed the gristman’s calls.

Yes, I love this shaded building,
Love the flowing stream and flowers,
Love to hear the busy clatter
On the lingering summer hours.

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013

More than all, I love the miller,
For his sake, I love the rest;
Of this world and its enchantments
I adore him the best.

Of these twilights I would weary
If his voice came not to cheer.
And this mill – life would grow dreary
If my darling was not here.

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Skipper Haihu   2 comments

Butterfly-0255-2 blog framedSkipper  — Image by kenne

I’m not sure what kind
Safe to say it’s a skipper —
Tell me if you know.

— kenne


Arizona Fleabane Wildflower   Leave a comment

Arizona Fleabane-3172_edit blogArizona Fleabane — Image by kenne

“May your life be like a wildflower growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.”

— Native American Proverb

Stealth Butterfly   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-15-12, Marshall Gulch Arizona Sister Butterfly — Image by kenne

This sister flies
under the radar 
cautious and
surreptitious action
to avoid detection
and possible capture 
in an evil net.

I chase butterflies 
through mountain meadows, 
not with an evil net,
but with my camera —

capturing the moment, 
which becomes forever.

— kenne

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Thurber Cinquefoil Wildflower — Photo Essay by kenne

A very special wildflower that can be found on Mt. Lemmon. 
These images were taken along Sunset Trail to Marshell Gultch —
one of my favorite mountain wildflowers.

— kenne

Just Living Is Not Enough . . .   Leave a comment

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies (4 of 6) grunge art blogTwo-tailed Swallowtail Butterflies — Grunge Art by kenne

“Just living is not enough,”
said the butterfly,
“one must have sunshine,
freedom and a little flower.”

— Hans Christian Andersen

The State Butterfly Of Arizona   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Art by kenne

I remember the first time I saw a swallowtail, trying to capture the details of this large attractive butterfly as it fluttered by. That was many years ago. Since moving to southern Arizona, I have photographed many, and one of the things I have noticed is that they seem to be attracted to purple flowers.

I continue to be fascinated by this beautiful creature, often taking some my photos and turning them into art like the above image. This art was created from a photographed I took in August 0f 2012.

Vladimir Nabokov wrote in his novel, Lolita, of the “splendid, pale yellow creature with black blotches, blue crenels and a cinnabar eyespot above each chrome-filled black tail.”

— kenne

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