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All Souls Dragonfly   Leave a comment

All Souls Dragonfly — Infrared Image by kenne

November in the Sonoran Desert.

Land of indigenous cultures

Whose names are true to nature.

Ghosts whose shadows grow wings

Standing in the graveyard

That has become a holy vortex.

The owls of the night carry

Voices whispering death is alive.

Dragonflies rest on dead stems only 

To fly away, circle, and come back

Recognizing all the souls of the dead.

— kenne

(Inspired by lines in Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Tijuana Book of the Dead)

Filigree Skimmer   Leave a comment

Filigree Skimmer in Desert Grass (October 5, 2022) — Image by kenne

We have been experiencing cool mornings here in the desert, so I decided to go to Sabino Canyon.
I don’t usually expect to see dragonflies, at least that provide photo-ops. I spotted a black dragonfly
about 12 yards away not far away from Sabino Creek. I wasn’t sure what kind it was, since I had not
seen a black dragonfly before. As dragonflies will do, it kept moving farther away. As a result, this
was the best shot I could get of my first Filigree Skimmer photograph.

The Filigree Skimmer (Pseudoleon superbus) is a dragonfly of the southwestern United States and Mexico.
In the U.S. it is found in south and west Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The species usually perches on the ground
or on rocks in and near stream beds. It is a striking species as it flies up and down a stream bed in front of an observer.
— Source: http://greglasley.com/

— kenne

Black Saddlebag Dragonfly   Leave a comment

Black Saddlebag Dragonfly — Image by kenne

Wings and saddlebags

Will travel around the pond

Only to return.

— kenne

Red (Flame) Skimmer   2 comments

Red (Flame) skimmer (Libellula saturata) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock:
each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing,
only when everything is in place does the door open.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly   Leave a comment

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly — HDR Image by kenne

words

dart around

in my head

like a flame

skimmer

dragonfly

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly   Leave a comment

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly — Image by kenne

 

Red Rock Skimmer   Leave a comment

Red Rock Skimmer (October 28, 2021) — Image by kenne

On a cool morning

Sunning on a concrete bridge

Near Sabino Creek.

— kenne

Neon Skimmer, Male   Leave a comment

Neon Skimmer, Male (Sweetwater Wetlands, October 6, 2021) — Image by kenne

“Did you know that at the time of the dinosaurs…
Some dragonflies could be as big as a hawk.”

— Paulette Morin.

Blue-eyed Darter   3 comments

Blue-eyed Darter, Sweetwater Wetlands (August 6, 2021) — Image by kenne

“May you touch dragonflies and stars, dance with fairies and talk to the moon.”

– Unknown

Blue Dasher In Flight   Leave a comment

Blue Dasher Dragonfly in Flight at Sweetwater Wetlands (10/06/21) — Photo-Artistry by kenne by kenne

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

— Albert Einstein

Flame Skimmer Art   1 comment

Flame Skimmer — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The dragonfly brings dreams to reality and is the messenger
of wisdom and enlightenment from other realms.

— Unknown

Dragonfly On Point   Leave a comment

Dragonfly On Point — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Late August,

Aging colors change
In desert wetlands
Pensive like a sharp turn.

And yet,
What persistence
Balanced as perchance?

Flying for meters
Only to go back
To the same point.

— kenne

Dragonfly: On The Road, Charleston, South Carolina   Leave a comment

Dragonfly: On the Road, Charleston, South Carolina (August 12, 2021) — Image by kenne

spotted at a far

zooming in on the moment

captured in my time

— kenne

Black Saddlebag Dragonfly   1 comment

Black Saddlebag Dragonfly — Image by kenne

skimming the waters

have saddlebags will travel

in territory 

— kenne

Blue Dasher Dragonfly   4 comments

Blue Dasher Dragonfly — Image by kenne

The Dragonfly

Today I saw the dragonfly

Come from the wells where he did lie.

An inner impulse rent the veil

Of his old husk: from head to tail

Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.

He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;

Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew

A living flash of light he flew.

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

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