Archive for the ‘Butterflies’ Category

Butterflies And Desert Flowers After Monsoon Rains   Leave a comment

Surphur Butterflies on Creosole Bush Blossoms In Sabino Canyon (July 27, 2021) — Images by kenne 

The recent monsoon rains have greened up the canyon, bringing out a lot of butterflies.
Unfortunately, I only had my 18-70 mm lens, so trying to photograph
the mostly surphur butterflies became challenging.

— kenne

Spread Your Wings   1 comment

Spread Your Wings (Two-tailed Swallowtail) — image by kenne

resting on a leaf

she spreads her beautiful wings

getting attention

— kenne

 

Three Marine Blue Butterflies   1 comment

Three Marine Blue Butterfies On a Green-headed Coneflower (White Mountains) — Image by kenne

three is not a crowd

whole field of the present view

things which are before

— kenne

Marine Blue   3 comments

Marine Blues On a Green-headed Coneflower — Image by kenne

More rain over night

More sweat in the morning walk

Fewer walkers out

— kenne

Red Bordered Satye Butterfly   Leave a comment

Red Bordered Satye Butterfly — Image by kenne

What are you doing?

Did you not hear the word no?

Too proud to answer?

— kenne

Silver Spotted Skipper   Leave a comment

Silver Spotted Skipper on Green-headed Coneflower (White Mountains, AZ) — Image by kenne

Wildflowers near the road

Attracting bees and butterflies

Shadows from tall pines

Passing rain clouds

Scatted drops hit the ground

Ravens on the wing

All’s right in the mountains.

— kenne

 

 

Sagebrush Checkerspot and Marine Blue   Leave a comment

Sagebrush Checkerspot and Marine Blue On a Green-headed Coneflower in the White Mountains — Image by kenne

Come up here with me

There’s plenty to go around

My little blue friend.

— kenne

Sagebrush Checkerspot Butterfly   2 comments

Sagebrush Checkerspot Butterfly On Green-headed Coneflower (White Mountains) — Image by kenne

Nature in a drought

Struggles harness to survive 

Still no broken hearts.

— kenne

 

Variegated Fritillary Butterfly with Rough Edges   Leave a comment

Variegated Fritillary Butterfly — Image by kenne

The edges are rough

Fluidity in motion

Good but not perfect.

— kenne

Silver-spotted Skipper   Leave a comment

Silver-spotted Skipper — Image by kenne

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight,
and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

― from The Critic as Artist by Oscar Wilde

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Image by kenne

The Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) is one of my favorite butterflies common in the Tucson area.  It is a
large butterfly with a wingspan of about 3.5 inches. This butterfly ranges throughout the U.S. and Central America.

Queen Butterfly — Honoring Mothers   3 comments

Queen Butterfly — Image by kenne

Some such Butterfly be seen 
 

Some such Butterfly be seen
On Brazilian Pampas —
Just at noon — no later — Sweet —
Then — the License closes —

Some such Spice — express and pass —
Subject to Your Plucking —
As the Stars — You knew last Night —
Foreigners — This Morning —

 
— Emily Dickinson
 
 

Marine Blue Butterfly On Algae Scum   4 comments

Marine Blue Butterfly On Blue-Green Algae Scum (Cienega Creek) — Image by kenne

In our recent walk along Cienega Creek, much of the creek’s surface water has begun to dry up, leaving behind pools
of water perfect for the buildup of blue-green scum. We noticed a marine blue butterfly flying over one of the pools,
suddenly landing a leaf floating on top of the scum.

— kenne

Democracy   Leave a comment

Desert Orangetip Butterfly — Image by kenne 

“Democracy is the art and science

of running the circus from the monkey cage.”

— H. L. Mencken

 

Pipevine Swallowtail Abstract   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallowtail Abstract — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual.
Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. 
If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign. It was in this hope that the arts were invented.
Sign-posts on the way to what may be. Sign-posts toward greater knowledge.”

— Robert Henri

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