Archive for the ‘Dragonfly’ Tag

Capturing The Moment — Let’s Get It On   1 comment

Dragonflies (1 of 1)-2 blog“Let’s Get It On” (Blue-eyed Darner mating)  — Image by kenne

Flame Skimmer With A Clipped Wing   3 comments

Dragonfly (1 of 1)-4 blogDragonfly (Flame Skimmer) at Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, Arizona (October 1, 2014) — Image by kenne

Sucking The Long Straw   3 comments

dragonfly (1 of 1)-3 blog“Sucking The Long Straw” — Image by kenne

Come Fly With Me   1 comment

Sweetwater 09-21-13-8009 art blog framedCome Fly With Me — Photo-Artistry by kenne


Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away 
If you can use some exotic booze 
There’s a bar in far Bombay 
Come on and fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away 

Come fly with me, let’s float down to Peru 
In llama land there’s a one-man band 
And he’ll toot his flute for you 
Come on fly with me, let’s take off in the blue 

Once I get you up there where the air is rarified 
We’ll just glide, starry-eyed 
Once I get you up there I’ll be holding you so near 
You may hear all the angels cheer ’cause we’re together 

— James Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn

Handstand   Leave a comment

Sweetwater 09-21-13-8015-2 Art Handstand blog“Handstand” — Image by kenne

The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe
are the creative works of the human spirit…I think of a mantra of Gaelic origin
given to me fifty years ago…it echoes everything I believe:

I know that I am one with beauty
and that my comrades are one.
Let our souls be mountains,
Let our spirits be stars,
Let our hearts be worlds.

— Ansel Adams


Posted September 27, 2013 by kenneturner in Art, Nature

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The Dragonfly And The Fence — A Twisted Pair   7 comments

Sweetwater 09-21-13-8071-2 blog“Twisted Wire Dragonfly” — Image by kenne


Dragonflies abound
in the desert wetlands,
often landing
on cattail blades,
captured by photographers
painted by painters
for sale in shops named
“Cattails and Dragonflies.

One of life’s
enticing combos,
inspiring poets
and mythmakers
over the relationship
existing by the water
as if it were
an unbreakable bond.

What then of
the dragonfly that
rests its two pair
on a fence
of twisted pair
that separates
the desert from
desert wetlands.

Was this a case
of mistaken identity?
Not likely, with eyes
of a hundred lenses,
so was it a
“one-night stand”
brief act infidelity,
or a “middle-age crisis?

  — kenne


Path Of The Dragonfly   1 comment

Sweetwater 09-21-13-7998 blogDragonfly Image By kenne

“All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart”

— Carlos Castaneda


Dragonfly Computer Painting   Leave a comment

Sweetwater 9-21-13-8004 dragonfly art blogDragonfly Photoshop Painting — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Scarlet Darter Dragonfly   7 comments

Sabino Canyon August 7 2013Scarlet Darter Dragonfly — Image by kenne (To see excellent photos of dragonflies and creatures of flight, check out Ned Harris’ Flickr account.)

The Copper Dragonfly

the transparent wings of
the copper dragonfly
yet another mirror
through the sky

— Stu Harley


Capturing The Moment — Dancing With A Dragonfly. . .   5 comments

SCVN Nature Walk #3“Dancing with a Dragonfly” — Image by kenne

dancing with a dragonfly…

The shimmer of blue changes 
As you dragonfly move,
Your cellophane wings
Fragile, yet brings
You to me,
I cannot see the world
As you do, true?

You can see mine
            Just fine.
The sunlight
glints as the 
Colour changes
To a different hue.

one moment
The next

Dancing with you
As you float then soar,
is impossible …
As you pitch and roll
Leave me entranced
As you exit…

Without saying so much
As goodbye,

Must mean,
You will,
Be back,


— by Darrell Wade Elverum 

Capturing The Moment: Frozen Dragonfly — Brrr!   3 comments

H6yMi6fUB_1JR964xxG8RxsYArlNNn1lR5PWutchIbNXzbCYopzRTQ1etu2JmF945UzWx8e02cDVSAPhoto by Donald Kolinski

It has been around freezing the last few morning in Sabino Canyon where I have taken photos of dragonflies in the past, but this guy was photographed near Jamestown, CO by Donald Kolinski. The image appeared in the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.


Capturing The Moment — Dragonfly In Flight   2 comments

Dragonfly In Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

Near the end of last Wednesday’s SCVN Nature Walk, leader Ned Harris lead us over to a marshy area near Sabino Creek where he had seen dragonfly a few days earlier. Since the cooler weather isn’t conducive for dragonfly flight, I wasn’t expecting much. So, not surprisingly, there were only a few dragonflies darting around the small marsh area. I walked out near where one had found a favorite place, which I had notice, in his flight, he kept coming back to the same spot. The top image is the spot, and the lower image is dragonfly in flight — my first ever.


Dragonflies In Flight, Blurred To The Eye   2 comments

“Dragonflies” Image by kenne

Nature is beautiful, yet it’s beauty is open to interpretation of the viewer. Watching two dragonflies in flight, darting to and fro, creates a blurred image to my eye.


Posted October 4, 2011 by kenneturner in Art, Information, Photography

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