Archive for the ‘Butterflies’ Tag

Madidi National Park Butterflies And Moths   1 comment

Tucihi Day 2 Eyespot Butterfly-9-72.jpgEyespot Butterfly — Image by kenne

While on our Madidi National Park adventure, I took approximately 1000 photos, most of which will only be seen by blog followers and those who visit my Flickr account. Of those photos, I have uploaded 20 butterfly and moth images, which you can see by clicking here. I was not on a butterfly expedition, having very little knowledge of butterflies, especially in the Amazon. However, I love photographing and sharing butterfly images.

If you are interested in more information on Madidi National Park’s diverse ecosystems for plants and animals you might start with this posting from Mongabay: News & Inspiration from Nature’s Frontline — Expedition finds butterfly bonanza in Bolivian national park (PHOTOS).

— kenne

Desert Orangetip Butterfly   Leave a comment

7 Falls April 2013Desert Orangetip On a Fiddleneck — Photo-Art by kenne

“I discovered in nature the nonutilitarian delights that I sought in art.
Both were a form of magic, both were a game of intricate enchantment and deception.”

— from “Butterfies” by Vladimir Nabokov

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies–Photo-Artistry   4 comments

Two-Tailed Swallowtail (1 of 1) grunge Art blogTwo-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality,
and eventually in one’s own.

— Susan Sontag

Butterflies On Blooming Mexican Bird of Paradise — A Photo Essay   7 comments

Variegated Fritillary On Mexican Bird of Paradise

Variegated Fritillary On Mexican Bird of Paradise

Fiery Skipper & Cloudless Giant Sulfur On Mexican Bird of Paradise

Variegated Fritillary On Mexican Bird of Paradise

Cloudless Giant Sulfur On Mexican Bird of Paradise

Cloudless Giant Sulfur On Mexican Bird of Paradise

Fiery Skipper On Mexican Bird of Paradise — Images by kenne

I’ve watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly!  Indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! – not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!

~William Wordsworth, “To a Butterfly”

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly   2 comments

 

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Cloudless Sulphur-0299 blog.jpgCloudless Sulphur Butterfly — Images by kenne

 

Painted Lady On Western Sneezeweed   Leave a comment

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Painted Lady-3221 blogPainted Lady On Western Sneezeweed — Image by kenne

In the meadow of the valley, 
Where wild flowers are roaming free.
There are multitudes of colors
And their backdrop forest greens.

— from The Meadow by Robert Edgar Burns

Butterfly Circles and Squares   Leave a comment

Orange Sulphur Butterfly-1679 art BlogButterfly Circles and Squares (Mexican Yellow) — Image by kenne

Yellow butterfly
Matching the morning flowers
Early at sunrise.

— kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallowtail-2970 blogPipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Image by kenne

This butterfly has arrived,

I watch wondering

if it knows of its 

new freedom

still holding on to a host 

in a new beautiful  

yet tragic existence  

with three perceptions 

of life in one world.

— kenne

Western Branded Skipper   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk July 18 2012Western Branded Skipper — Image by kenne

 

Texas Crescent Butterfly   2 comments

Texas Crescent Butterfly-1909-2 blogTexas Crescent Butterfly on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona — Image 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

Sara Orange Tip Butterfly   1 comment

Maiden Pools HikeSara Orange Tip Butterfly — Image by kenne

A Light Exists In Spring

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay —

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

— Emily Dickinson 

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/a-light-exists-in-spring-by-emily-dickinson

Queen Butterfly   1 comment

D500 PhotosQueen Butterfly (December 8, 2016) — Image by kenne

The butterfly obtains
But little sympathy
Though favorably mentioned
In Entomology –

Because he travels freely
And wears a proper coat
The circumspect are certain
That he is dissolute –

Had he the homely scutcheon
Of modest Industry
‘Twere fitter certifying
For Immortality –

— Emily Dickinson

 

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