Archive for the ‘Butterflies’ Category

Broad-banded Swallowtail Visit Lemon Plant   2 comments

This Morning a Broad-banded Swallowtail Visited Our Potted Lemon Plant on the Patio — Images by kenne

Southern Dogface # 7   Leave a comment

Southern Dogface # 7 — Image by kenne

The southern dogface is a common butterfly this time of year here in Tucson,
and they are especially attracted to the Mexican Bird of Paradise blossoms. 

Though nothing can bring back the hour      

Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;     

      We will grieve not, rather find     

      Strength in what remains behind; 

      In the primal sympathy    

      Which having been must ever be;

      In the soothing thoughts that spring       

      Out of human suffering;   

      In the faith that looks through death,     

In years that bring the philosophic mind.

— from 536. Ode Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth

Great Western Swallowtail Butterfly   3 comments

Great Western Swallowtail Butterfly — Photo Essay by kenne

with one tail missing

the swallowtail stays on track

not missing a beat

— kenne

Western Giant Swallowtail   Leave a comment

Western Giant Swallowtail — Images by kenne

Swallowtail

a floating lightness
effortless Waving..
a particle transforming
black to yellow
then to thin air..
lighting on shrub
but not really..
energetic reminder
empty space
is not empty…

— CharlesC

Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly   2 comments

Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly — Image by kenne

The great purple hairstreak, Atlides halesus (Cramer), is a fascinating butterfly.  Although its preferred
and most frequently used common name is great purple hairstreak, it does not have any accurate purple
coloring. A few publications use the name great blue hairstreak, which is more appropriate.
I spotted this guy on our patio

— kenne

Southern Dogface Butterfly   Leave a comment

Southern Dogface Butterfly — Image by kenne

Life is so full of rough edges –

small tasks and expectations

that scratch you bloody

and remind you that

you’re naked and alone.

— Alexis Hall

Butterfly & Flower — One Of My Favorite Past Images   1 comment

Butterfly & Flower (October 15, 2014) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Colors of summer
Brilliant under a blue sky
Attract butterflies.

— kenne

Variegated Fritillary Butterfly — Ragged Around The Edges   Leave a comment

Variegated Fritillary Butterfly, Ragged Around the Edges — Image by kenne

these wings are fragile

ragged around the edges

low erratic flight

— kenne

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly   1 comment

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly On Mexican Bird of Paradice — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Tanuri Ridge) — Image by kenne

“Bring peace to your heart

And wings to your soul.”

— kenne

Pipevine Swallow on a Thistle (Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

Echo Azure Butterflies   Leave a comment

Echo Azure Butterflies — Image by kenne

“Flies January through September. Echo Azures (wingspan 19 – 32 mm) range from Southern British Columbia,
east to Montana, and south along the Pacific Coast to Baja California, using a wide variety of habitats
with woody host plants. Larvae feed on a variety of plants, including wild lilacs, California buckeye, and blackberries.
With multiple flights per year, adults are active from spring to fall, feeding on larval host plants as well as toyon,
cascara, and pussypaws.

Previously the Azures were considered one species, but taxonomists have recently begun
reclassification into multiple species. Originally listed in Park documents as Celastrina argiolus ladon,
the Common Azure of the West is now recognized as Celastrina echo.”
— Source: inaturalist.org 

Empress Leilia   2 comments

Empress Leilia Butterfly — Image by kenne

I dreamed I was a butterfly,

flitting around in the sky;

then I awoke.

Now I wonder:

Am I a man

who dreamt of being a butterfly,

or am I a butterfly

dreaming that I am a man?

— Zhuangzi

Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Image by kenne

“There was a young man who said though,

it seems that I know that I know,

but what I would like to see is the I

that knows me when I

know that I know

that I know.”

— Alan W. Watts

Desert Orangetip Butterfly Art   1 comment

Desert Orangetip Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,

but rarely admit the changes

it has gone through

to achieve that beauty.

 
— Maya Angelou
 

Pipevine Swallowtail   3 comments

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On a Mexican Bird of Paradice. — Image by kenne

“When words become unclear,
I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate,
I shall be content with silence.”

— Ansel Adams.

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