Archive for the ‘Capturing the Moment’ Tag

Desert Orangetip Butterfly Art   1 comment

Desert Orangetip Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,

but rarely admit the changes

it has gone through

to achieve that beauty.

 
— Maya Angelou
 

Indian Paintbrush Wildflower   Leave a comment

Indian Paintbrush Wildflower — Photo-Artistry Image kenne

Bee On Coneflower   Leave a comment

Bee on Coneflower (East End Park, May 27, 2022) — Image by kenne

In an open meadow

near the forest

coneflowers

in every direction

sway in the breeze

attracting honey bees

as we walk the trail

a guest in the park.

— kenne

A Secure Landing   1 comment

Brown Pelican Landing — HDR Image by kenne

“To put it still more plainly: the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing.
To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing
but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet.”

— from The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts

Celebrating Jeri And Ron’s Golden Anniversary   3 comments

Palm Springs California (June 17, 2022) — Image by kenne

The family gathered in Palm Springs to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Jeri and Ron Roelling.

Golden Kudos

Another anniversary;
Kudos are now due
To this radiant, golden couple:
Your 50th is quite a coup!

You keep on keeping on;
However do you do it?
You make marriage look so easy,
Like there’s really nothing to it.

Congratulations, you two;
We wish you all the best.
May all the years to come
Be just as richly blessed.

— Joanna Fuchs

Hummingbird On Nest   2 comments

Anna’s Hummingbird On Nest In Southern Arizona — Image by kenne

Nesting Facts

— Usually lays 2 eggs per nest

— Has 2 to 3 broods each year.

— Incubation is 16 days.

— Nesting period is 20 days.

— Eggs are white

(Source: hummingbird-guide.com)

 

Plains Coreopsis Wildflowers   1 comment

Plains Coreopsis Wildflowers (East End Park, Kingwood, Texas) — HDR Image by kenne

“Wildflowers aren’t meant to be cut & tamed.

They’re meant to be loved & admired.”

— Anthony T. Hincks.

Pipevine Swallowtail   3 comments

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On a Mexican Bird of Paradice. — Image by kenne

“When words become unclear,
I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate,
I shall be content with silence.”

— Ansel Adams.

This Blue-winged Bird   1 comment

Eastern Bluebird (August 8, 2012) Image by kenne

He had a blue wing tattooed on his shoulder
Well, it might have been a bluebird, I don’t know
But he’d get stone drunk and talk about Alaska
The salmon boats and 45 below
 
He got that blue wing up in Walla Walla
Where his cellmate there was a Little Willy John
And Willie, he was once a great blues singer
And Wing & Willie wrote him up a song
 
     (They sang,)
     “It’s dark in here, can’t see the light
     But I look at this blue wing when I close my eyes
     And I fly away, beyond these walls
     Up above the clouds, where the rain don’t fall
     On a poor man’s dream”
 
— from Blue Wing by Tom Russell
 
 

Perched Above The Feeder   1 comment

Perched Above The Feeder (Female House Finch) — Image by kenne

If a bird could talk, we would not understand her.

— kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   2 comments

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On Mexican Bird of Paradise — Image by kenne

“There is nothing in a caterpillar

that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

— Buckminster Fuller 

Lesser Goldfinch — Water On A Hot Day   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinch: Water On A Hot Day — Image by kenne

birds come for water

water on a desert day

a sunny blue sky

— kenne

Greater Roadrunner On Nest   1 comment

Greater Roadrunner Setting On Nest In Sabino Canyon A very carefully crafted nest inside a cholla cactus, providing excellent protection.
— Image by kenne

Roadrunners have elaborate mating rituals and may mate for life. Their courtship begins with the male chasing
the female on foot. Like other bird species, the male tries to woo the female with food, often bringing her a lizard in his beak.
Both males and females try to attract each other with offerings of sticks or grass. The male wags its tail and leaps
into the air to get attention.

Once a pair mates, they stay together to defend their territory all year. Most pairs raise the young together,
taking turns to protect the hatchlings and procuring food.

Painted Lady Butterfly   Leave a comment

Painted Lady Butterfly — Image by kenne

Even More Than Hope: Painted Lady Butterflies

Like spirits, they will dart across our path
in drifts, and zig-zag past our cheeks and hands
just out of reach, and whirling toward a land
far north of us, by predetermined math.

It seems a miracle, winged migration—
almost as hard to fathom as moon flight.
What tiny compass guides them day and night
in rivers of raw determination?

Their journey symbolizes more than hope:
They breathe into each moment the belief
that happiness as real and bright as wings
is just ahead … and therefore we can cope,

and fill heavy hearts with newfound lightness,
and bathe a moment more in their brightness.

— Sally Sandler

American Crow   2 comments

American Crow (Kingwood, Texas, May 24, 2022) — Image by kenne

Take time every day

To learn something

New to love and

Share with others.

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