Archive for the ‘Butterfly’ Tag

Empress Leilia   2 comments

Empress Leilia Butterfly — Image by kenne

I dreamed I was a butterfly,

flitting around in the sky;

then I awoke.

Now I wonder:

Am I a man

who dreamt of being a butterfly,

or am I a butterfly

dreaming that I am a man?

— Zhuangzi

Butterfly On Wooden Boat   Leave a comment

Butterfly On Wooden Boat — HDR Image by kenne

I dreamed I was a butterfly,

flitting around in the sky; then I awoke.

Now I wonder: Am I a man

who dreamt of being a butterfly,

or am I a butterfly

dreaming that I am a man?

— Chuang Tzu

Funereal Duskywing Butterfly   2 comments

Funereal Duskywing Butterfly (Sabino Canyon, October 28, 2021) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Sometimes, the most profound of awakenings

come wrapped in the quietest of moments.”

— Stephen Crane

Silver-spotted Skipper   Leave a comment

Silver-spotted Skipper — Image by kenne

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight,
and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

― from The Critic as Artist by Oscar Wilde

Swallowtail Artistry   1 comment

Swallowtail Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

You pull over to the shoulder
          of the two-lane
road and sit for a moment wondering
          where you are going
in such a hurry. The valley is burned
          out, the oaks
dream day and night of rain
          which never comes.
At noon or just before noon
          the short shadows
are gray and hold what little
          life survives.
In the still heat the engine
          clicks, although
the real heat is hours ahead.
          You get out and step
cautiously over a low wire
          fence and begin
the climb up the yellowed hill.
          A hundred feet
ahead the trunks of two
          fallen oaks
rust: something passes over
          them, a lizard
perhaps or a trick of sight.
          The next tree
you pass is unfamiliar,
          the trunk dark,
as black as an olive’s; the low
          branches stab
out, gnarled and dull; a carob
          or a Joshua tree.
A sudden flaring up ahead,
          a black-winged
bird rises from nowhere,
          white patches
underneath it wings, and is gone.

— from Magpiety by Philip Levine

Echo (Spring) Azure Butterfly   Leave a comment

Echo (Spring) Azure-72Echo (Spring) Azure Butterfly — Image by kenne

 

Variegated Fritillary Butterfly — Like a Dream   3 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 08-15-12, Marshall GulchVariegated Fritillary Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.”

— Dylan Thomas

Common Mellana   1 comment

Butterfly-0255-Monk Skipper-72-2.jpgCommon Mellana — Image by kenne

 

Blossoms and Butterflies   1 comment

Southeast Arizona Butterfly-art-blogSoutheast Arizona Butterfly Photo-Artistry by kenne

Blossoms and Butterflies

In Sabino Canyon with a group of kids
someone spotted a butterfly flying by
suddenly landing on a nearby wildflower
attracting our attention as a progression
of butterflies began to fill space around us —
smiles and pleasure with the moment.

— kenne 

Butterfly Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Yard flowers (1 of 1)-2Grunge Art blogButterfly Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Great Purple Hairstreak: Photo-Artistry   1 comment

17192008465_c243a06038_oGreat Purple Hairstreak: Photo-Artistry by kenne

“To know the way, 
we go the way, 
we do the way.
The way we do,
the things we do,
it’s all there in front of you.
But if you try too hard to see it,
you’ll only become confused.
I am me and you are you.
As you can see; 
but when you do 
the things that you can do, 
you will find the way.
The way will follow you.” 
― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

Photo-Artistry Butterfly — Changing Perspective   3 comments

Yard flowers (1 of 1)-2Grunge Art-Edit blogPhoto-Artistry Butterfly

Changing perspective
Adds a new look at nature
Be the change you wish.

— kenne

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

Butterfly In A Dark Dream   Leave a comment

Two-tailed Swallowtail-3254 art blogButterfly In A Dark Dream — Grunge At by kenne

In the fall I think of butterflies.
In my dreams, they are dark
posing among my thoughts.
I work to remember the impossible
by leaning toward and away
as a butterfly seems to.

— kenne

 

Orange Sulphur Butterfly Galaxy   3 comments

Orange Sulphur Butterfly-1680 II blogOrange Sulphur Butterfly Galaxy — Image by kenne

A butterfly
     wrapped
in floating shapes
the mountain air
     under a
peaceful blue sky
where my heart 
     dances with
reflected tree shadows
moving with the wind.

I will not take back
     one butterfly,
     one flower,
     one fallen giant ponderosa
all belonging
where trails provide
     avenues 
for friends sharing
nature's reawakening.

-- kenne

 

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