Archive for the ‘Butterflies’ Tag

Mexican Yellow on a Mexican Bird of Paradice   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-15-12, Marshall GulchMexican Yellow Butterfly on a Mexican Bird of Paradice — Image by kenne

Many butterfly images
before one good one.

Another butterfly
flies by, I focus
on a yellow one.

Snap, and Snap again,
trying to be invisible
in the bright sunlight.

A cloud moves by,
shooting manually,
I change settings.

Why shoot manual?
Prefer working with
options, having choices.

The sun comes back out
only to give way
to more clouds.

Wind gusts 
move the flowers
as butterflies move on —

it is the monsoon season,
distant thunder

is a reminder.

— kenne

Flowers For A Painted Lady   1 comment

Painted Lady Butterfly (1 of 1)grunge art blog“Flowers for a Painted Lady” — Grunge Art by kenne

Today’s thought
Substituted by another.

Climbing up the hill
Stimulating the will
Creating the next option
Substituted by another.

Today’s option
Substituted by another.

Reality is its name
Substitute is its game
Created for one belief
Substituted by another.

Today’s belief
Substituted by another.

from “Substituted by Another” by kenne

Butterfly Art   2 comments

Pipevine Butterfly & Pool Area LinksButterfly Art — Image by kenne

Dancing through the air

I love watching butterflies

Land on wildflowers.

— kenne

Butterfly On Red   1 comment

Pipevine Butterfly & Pool Area Links“Butterfly On Red” — Grunge Art by kenne

Wisdom of Art III   1 comment

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies (6 of 6) grunge art blogWisdom of Art III” Computer art by kenne

The main thing now is not to paint precociously but to be,
or at least become, an individual.
The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression,
whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.

— Paul Klee

Wisdom of Art   1 comment

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies (1 of 6)-Art blog“Wisdom of Art” — Computer Art by kenne

“This is the wisdom of art, the knowledge that beauty perhaps is the one undeniably unique attribute of the human.”

— C. K. Williams

Flight   3 comments

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies (1 of 1) grunge blog“Flight” Two-tailed sallowtails among Mexican Bird of Paradise — Image by kenne

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.”

E. O. Wilson

Butterfly Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Viceroy Grunge Art blogButterfly Grunge Art — Image by kenne

Morning mountain hikes

escaping the desert heat

plenty of water.

— kenne

Honey-Bells Grange Art   Leave a comment

Viceroy Butterfly on Buttonbush (1 of 1) Grunge Art-2 blogViceroy Butterfly on a Honey-bell — Grunge Art by kenne

honey-bells grunge

in words and art, should it be

honey-balls grunge?

— kenne

Viceroy Butterfly on Buttonbush   2 comments

Buttonbush and Viceroy butterfly (1 of 1)-2 blog

Viceroy Butterfly on Buttonbush (1 of 1) art blogViceroy Butterfly on Buttonbush — Images by kenne

I went for a walk in Sabino Canyon early this morning to check out the Sabino creek flow over the dam. Above the dam near the creek I found a lot of buttonbush in bloom, with a lot of insects swarming over the flowers. One of the many insects was this beautiful viceroy butterfly.

With all the insect interest, I can see why another common name is “honey-bells.” They may be honey to insects, but this plant contains the poison CEPHALATHIN. Cephalathin will induce vomiting, paralysis, and convulsions if ingested.


Painted Lady Butterfly Computer Painting   1 comment

Painted Lady (1 of 1) Art blogPainted Lady Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I love photographing flowers,
except when it’s windy.

Photographing butterflies
can be frustrating —

they keep moving whether
or not, the wind is blowing.

Once I have the photograph
I can say things painting

in colors and layers
I can’t say with words.

— kenne

You Land Lightly   Leave a comment

“You Land Lightly” — Computer Art by kenne

You land lightly
as a butterfly
upon a thistle

gently bathed
in nature’s radiance
coloring the landscape

which I capture
curving the contrast
against darkness.

— kenne

Phyleus Skipper Butterfly On Lantana   1 comment

Skipper Butterfly (1 of 1)-2 blog

Skipper Butterfly (1 of 1)-3 blogSkipper Butterfly — Images kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Pipevine-Swallowtail-(1-of-1)-copy-artPipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Computer Art by kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail (1 of 1) blogPipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Image by kenne

Butterfly Starburst   1 comment

Two-tailed Swallowtail (1 of 1)-4 art II blogButterfly Starburst — Image by kenne

Caught in a whirlwind

Just a shadow of myself,

Winds will bring me home.

— kenne

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