Archive for the ‘Sweetwater’ Category

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.

Pond Frogs   Leave a comment

Pond Frogs at Sweetwater Wetlands — Images by kenne

“We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.”

— Eric Berne.

 

American Coot   Leave a comment

American Coot, Sweetwater Wetlands (October 6, 2021) — Image by kenne

Don’t call me a duck

Because I float on water

I’m just an “old coot.”

— kenne

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

Birds In The Treetop   Leave a comment

Birds In The Treetop — Gila Woodpecker, American Kestrel and Five American Goldfinches (October 6, 2021) — Image by kenne

We walked with an early morning Audubon lead bird walk group through the Sweetwater Wetlands a few days ago. (1/800 s at f/10, ISO 400)
The tree was about 100 years away, photographed using my 28/300 mm lens.

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

Black Saddlebag Dragonfly   1 comment

Black Saddlebag Dragonfly — Image by kenne

skimming the waters

have saddlebags will travel

in territory 

— kenne

Common Gallinule   1 comment

Adult Common Gallinule (Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson) — Image by kenne

The common gallinule (Gallinula galeata) is a bird in the family Rallidae. It was split from the common moorhen by the American Ornithologists’ Union in July 2011. It lives around well-vegetated marshes, ponds, canals, and other wetlands in the Americas. The species is not found in the polar regions or many tropical rainforests. Elsewhere, the common gallinule is likely the most commonly seen rail species in much of North America, except for the American coot in some regions. — Wikipedia

American Coot   Leave a comment

American Coot (Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson) — Image by kenne

Some could give a hoot

‘Bout the American coot —

Chicken or a duck.

— 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

Blue Dashers Mating   3 comments

Blue Dashers Mating (Sweetwater Wetlands) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Come slowly Eden
Lips unused to thee —
Bashful sip thy jasmines —
As the fainting bee

— Emily Dickinson

Redwing Blackbird — Mixed Art   Leave a comment

Redwing Blackbird — Mixed Art by kenne

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
 
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free
 
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of a dark black night
 
John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Blue Dasher — Peekaboo, I See You   2 comments

Blue Dasher (Sweetwater Wetlands) — Image by kenne

Peekaboo, I see you!

Redwing Blackbird   Leave a comment

Redwing Blackbird (Sweetwater Wetlands, June 16,2021) — Image by kenne

The redwing blackbird

Not your average blackbird

A badge of honor.

— kenne

Pond Slider Turtles   Leave a comment

Pond Slider Turtles (Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, Arizona) — Image by kenne

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