Archive for the ‘Sweetwater’ Category

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

Green Heron Near Pond Slider Turtles   Leave a comment

Green Heron Near Pond Slider Turtles (Sweetwater Wetlands, June 16, 2021) — Image by kenne

The green heron looks tempted by the presence of the pond slider turtles before flying off in search of smaller prey.

— kenne

 

Duckweed Days At Sweetwater Wetlands   3 comments

Mallard Ducks on Emerald-green Duckweed Pond (Sweetwater Wetlands, June 16, 2021) — Image by kenne

Duckweed, an emerald-green hydroponic plant, has covered most ponds at the wetlands this summer. 
The plant, which grows on the water surface without soil, makes irregular warm-season appearances at
Sweetwater, which doubles as a wastewater treatment facility and lush wildlife habitat.

Duckweed is harmless and disappears naturally in the fall. It removes nitrates from the reclaimed water,
and it’s good for the ducks. It’s a plant that ducks eat, providing a lot of protein.

— kenne

 

Western Diamondback   3 comments

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (June 16, 2021) — Images by kenne

This rattlesnake slowly crosses the trail with a full belly.

 

‘Hold Tight’   1 comment

‘Hold Tight’ — Oil Painting in Black and White by kenne

 

Hold tight
Hold tight
If you wanna make this feeling stay
Hold tight
Hold tight
Don’t let this moment fade away
Hold tight
Now tears gonna stay
Everybody gets the chance someday
Call it once it last you think you’ve got it made
Not a word that anyone can say
That can change the way you feel
Cause you know that love is real
You can choose within you fall in love
Anybody any moment any way
‘Cause no matter who you chose
There’s a chance that you might loose
Gonna the best that I can do
Hold tight

— from Hold Tight by David Romani / Davide Romani / Mauro Malavasi / Paul Adrian Slade

The Pole Vaulter   1 comment

dragonfly (1 of 1)-3-Edit-1-art-II-72The Pole Vaulter — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Run fast, fly high.

Flame Skimmer   1 comment

Flame SkimmerArt-72.jpgFlame Skimmer — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I love to see the sunshine on the wings of the Dragonflies…
there is magic in it.

— Ama H.Vanniarachchy

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