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Meekly you keep the mortal rendezvous . . .   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-15-12, Marshall GulchArizona Sister Butterfly — Image by kenne

On the Manner of Addressing Clouds

Gloomy grammarians in golden gowns,
Meekly you keep the mortal rendezvous,
Eliciting the still sustaining pomps
Of speech which are like music so profound
They seem an exaltation without sound.
Funest philosophers and ponderers,
Their evocations are the speech of clouds.
So speech of your processionals returns
In the casual evocations of your tread
Across the stale, mysterious seasons. These
Are the music of meet resignation; these
The responsive, still sustaining pomps for you
To magnify, if in that drifting waste
You are to be accompanied by more
Than mute bare splendors of the sun and moon.

— Wallace Stevens

 

Stealth Butterfly   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-15-12, Marshall Gulch Arizona Sister Butterfly — Image by kenne

This sister flies
under the radar 
cautious and
surreptitious action
to avoid detection
and possible capture 
in an evil net.

I chase butterflies 
through mountain meadows, 
not with an evil net,
but with my camera —

capturing the moment, 
which becomes forever.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Butterflies On The SCVN Nature Walk   8 comments

Two-tailed Swallowtail on a Wheeler Thistle

Black Swallowtail on a Wheeler Thistle

Pipevine Swallowtail on a Wheeler Thistle

Azure butterflies, which a brilliant blue color when the wings are open.

Arizona Sister

Arizona Sister In Stealth Position (Note the body shadow through the wing.)

Azure Butterflies

These butterflies were among the many alone the mountain stream trail going up from Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon, conducted by the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) yesterday.

kenne

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