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Temples and Towers In A Place Called Zion   3 comments

Temples & Towers Panorama (1 of 1) blogZion National Park, Temples and Towers of the Virgin Panorama (June 10, 2014) — Image by kenne

Temples and towers
Nature’s stairway to heaven
With white angel wings.

In this promise land
A desert sanctuary
Music of waters.

Navajo sandstone
Majestic cliffs of color
Carved by rain fingers.

— kenne

A Little Ragged Around The Edges — Angle Wings   4 comments

Ned's Nature Walk-9743 Mourning Cloak framed blog“A Little Ragged Around The Edges” Mourning Cloak Butterfly — Image by kenne

One of the host plants for the mourning cloak is the desert willow, where this butterfly has overwintered in the Sabino Canyon dam area, perching in sunny openings waiting for receptive female. Looks like winter has been rough on this male mourning Cloak, however the wing edges of this mourning cloak butterfly is an indication that he belongs to a subset called the “angle wings,” making them look like “angel wings.”

Angel Wings

My wings are not 
ragged around
the edges,
what you see
are angel wings —
looks are deceiving.

— kenne

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