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Two-Tailed Swallowtail   1 comment

Southern California September 2012Two-Tailed Swallowtail (May 2012) — Image by kenne

A favorite image from eight years ago.

— kenne

 

Changing Existing Reality   Leave a comment

Common Swallowtail-72Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly On A Mexican Bird of Paradise — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.

To change something,

build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

— R. Buckminster Fuller

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Two-tailed Swallowtail-72Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Image by kenne

Beauty and size make the two-tailed swallowtail butterfly (Papilio multicaudata)  an impressive specimen with a nearly five-inch wingspan and a body that approaches two inches in length. So impressive that is was designated the Arizona state butterfly in 2001.

Near the top of the yellow wings are 4 markings of almost parallel black lines. The posterior portion of the wings holds blue dots surrounded by black markings that curve to form a “w” shape when the wings are open. Below these dots are more rectangular shaped orange bars emblazoned into the dark outline of the wing.

From Time Past and Time Future   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Time past and time future
What might have been and what  has been
Point to one end, which is always present.”

— from Burnt Norton by T.S. Eliot

Making It To The Next Phase Of Life   3 comments

Two Tail Swallowtail IMG_0772 blogA student holds a Two-tailed Swallowtail just after coming out of its cocoon. 

Just outside the Sabino Canyon Visitors Center, A Junior Naturalist (7th grader) showed a Two-tailed Swallowtail with wings still curved, just having emerged from her cocoon. This image represents the last stage of a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly, which began with a very hungry caterpillar hatching from an egg. The caterpillar will spend this phase of its life stuffing itself with leaves, growing plumper and longer through a series of molts in which it sheds its skin. Then, one day the caterpillar stops eating, suspends itself upside down from a twig or leaf and spins itself a silky cocoon where the caterpillar digests itself, eventually emerging as a butterfly. Cool!!

— kenne

Two Tailed Swallowtail IMG_0774 blogImages by kenne

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly   1 comment

Two-tailed Swallowtail-0458-art-Edit-1-blogTwo-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Happiness is a butterfly,
which when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which,
if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

Entering A World Of Color   1 comment

two-tailed swallowtail butterfly art blogTwo-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Entering a World of Color — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Color possesses me.
I don’t have to pursue it.
It will possess me always, I know it.
That is the meaning of this happy hour:
Color and I are one.
I am a painter.

— Paul Klee

Butterfly and Flower — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Southern California September 2012Butterfly (Two-tailed Butterfly) and Flower (Mexican Bird of Paradise) Photo-Artistry by kenne

The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance.
Like music also, it is fulfilled in each moment of its course.
You do not play a sonata in order to reach the final chord,
and if the meaning of things were simply in ends,
composers would write nothing but finales.

— Alan Watts

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Photo-Artistry   3 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Two-Tailed Swallowtail Photo-Artistry by kenne

I love you, I love you, I love you,
with the armchair and the book of death,
down the melancholy highway
in the iris’s darkened garret,
in our bed that was once the moon’s bed,
and in that dance, the turtle dreamed of.

— Federico García Lorca

 

Butterfly Digital Art   Leave a comment

two-tailed swallowtail butterfly (1 of 1)-2 art blogTwo-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Digital Painting by kenne

I am born to die
Things I know but can’t explain
Not being convinced.

— kenne

Existence is surely a debate.   2 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly (Official State Butterfly of Arizona) — Image by kenne

“The whole content of my being shrieks
in contradiction against itself . . .

Existence is surely a debate.”

— Kierkegaard

Digital Art — Swallowtail Butterfly   1 comment

Butterfly-3256 DP blogTwo-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Digital Painting by kenne

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart —
Try to love the questions themselves.

Do not now seek the answers which cannot be given
Because you would not be able to live them.

And the point is . . . To live everything.
Live the question now.

Perhaps you will then gradually (without noticing it)
Live along some distant day into the answer.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Two-Tailed Swallowtail — Photo Essay   2 comments

Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.

— Louie Schwartzberg

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Two-Tailed Swallowtail — Photo Essay by kenne

 

 

Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Art   2 comments

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Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Grunge Art by kenne

Do not go gentle into that good night
but rage, rage against the dying of the light.

— Dylan Thomas

 

The State Butterfly Of Arizona   2 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Art by kenne

I remember the first time I saw a swallowtail, trying to capture the details of this large attractive butterfly as it fluttered by. That was many years ago. Since moving to southern Arizona, I have photographed many, and one of the things I have noticed is that they seem to be attracted to purple flowers.

I continue to be fascinated by this beautiful creature, often taking some my photos and turning them into art like the above image. This art was created from a photographed I took in August 0f 2012.

Vladimir Nabokov wrote in his novel, Lolita, of the “splendid, pale yellow creature with black blotches, blue crenels and a cinnabar eyespot above each chrome-filled black tail.”

— kenne

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