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Painted Lady — Zen Art   Leave a comment

NogalesPainted Lady — Zen Art by kenne

“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly,
fluttering hither and thither,
to all intents and purposes a butterfly.
I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly,
unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked,
and there I was, veritably myself again.
Now I do not know whether I was then
a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
or whether I am now a butterfly,
dreaming I am a man.”

— Zhuangzi

Gray Hairstreak On Desert Marigold   Leave a comment

Gray Hairstreak on Desert Margold_my yard-20170404_0001_bil blogGray Hairstreak On Desert Marigold — Image by Naturalist Bill Kaufman

It is essential to naturalist doctrine that literature,
to be good, must, finally,

be the author’s experience worked out literally.

— Gore Vidal

The Queen of Butterflies   Leave a comment

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Queen Butterfly-1065 blogQueen Butterfly — Images by kenne

“To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.”

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Sara Orange Tip Butterfly   1 comment

Maiden Pools HikeSara Orange Tip Butterfly — Image by kenne

A Light Exists In Spring

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay —

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

— Emily Dickinson 

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/a-light-exists-in-spring-by-emily-dickinson

Queen Butterfly   1 comment

D500 PhotosQueen Butterfly (December 8, 2016) — Image by kenne

The butterfly obtains
But little sympathy
Though favorably mentioned
In Entomology –

Because he travels freely
And wears a proper coat
The circumspect are certain
That he is dissolute –

Had he the homely scutcheon
Of modest Industry
‘Twere fitter certifying
For Immortality –

— Emily Dickinson

 

Listen To the Butterfly   Leave a comment

tucson-botanical-gardens-butterfly-1-of-1-4-blogTucson Botanical Gardens — Image by kenne

Listen to the hummingbird
Whose wings you cannot see
Listen to the hummingbird
Don’t listen to me.

Listen to the butterfly
Whose days but number three
Listen to the butterfly
Don’t listen to me.

Listen to the mind of God
Which doesn’t need to be
Listen to the mind of God
Don’t listen to me.

— Leonard Cohen

Giant Owl Butterfly   Leave a comment

giant-owl-butterfly-1-of-1-art-blogGiant Owl Butterfly — Computer Art by kenne

To be fully human is to be wild.
Wild is the strange pull
and whispering wisdom.
It’s the gentle nudge
and the forceful ache.
It is your truth,
passed down from the ancients,
and the very stream of life in your blood.
Wild is the soul where
passion and creativity reside,
and the quickening of your heart.
Wild is what is real, and wild is your home.

— Victoria Erickson

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