Archive for the ‘Mexican Bird of Paradise’ Tag

Southern Dogface # 7   Leave a comment

Southern Dogface # 7 — Image by kenne

The southern dogface is a common butterfly this time of year here in Tucson,
and they are especially attracted to the Mexican Bird of Paradise blossoms. 

Though nothing can bring back the hour      

Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;     

      We will grieve not, rather find     

      Strength in what remains behind; 

      In the primal sympathy    

      Which having been must ever be;

      In the soothing thoughts that spring       

      Out of human suffering;   

      In the faith that looks through death,     

In years that bring the philosophic mind.

— from 536. Ode Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly   1 comment

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly On Mexican Bird of Paradice — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Tanuri Ridge) — Image by kenne

“Bring peace to your heart

And wings to your soul.”

— kenne

Pipevine Swallow on a Thistle (Sabino Canyon) — Image by kenne

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.

Four Butterflies On A Mexican Bird of Paradice   Leave a comment

American Snout, Spring Azure, and Two Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies on a Mexican Bird of Paradice — Image by kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Images by kenne

my symbol of life

rests on a nearby flower

wings keep on moving

— kenne

Butterflies Everywhere   1 comment

Cloudless  Sulphue Butterflies On Mexican Bird Of Paradice — Image by kenne

gone from the desert
back to butterflies and bees
a record monsoon

— kenne

Mexican Bird Of Paradise   1 comment

Mexican Bird Of Paradise — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Colors of springtime

Yellow, orange, and pink shades

Perennial plants.

— kenne

Mexican Bird Of Paradise   1 comment

Mexican Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) — Image by kenne

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae, native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas.
It could be native to the West Indies, but its exact origin is unknown due to widespread cultivation. Common names for this species include poinciana, peacock flower, red bird of paradise, Mexican bird of paradise, dwarf poinciana, pride of Barbados, flos pavonis,
and flamboyant-de-jardin
. — Source: Wikipedia

Two-Tailed Swallowtail   1 comment

Southern California September 2012Two-Tailed Swallowtail (May 2012) — Image by kenne

A favorite image from eight years ago.

— kenne

 

Mexican Bird of Paradice In The Rain   Leave a comment

Mexicao Bird of Paradise Painting_DSC7773 framed blogMexican Bird of Paradice In The Rain — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Bee On Mexican Bird of Paradise — Photo-Artistry   1 comment

Mexican Bird of Paradise-7772-Edit art-II blogBee On Mexican Bird of Paradise — Photo-Artistry

When each moment becomes, an expectation life is deprived of fulfillment.

— Alan W. Watts

 

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”

Butterfly In Paradice   5 comments

Painted Lady-0439 Grunge Art II blogPainted Lady Butterfly on Mexican Bird of Paradise — Grunge Art by kenne

A lady at work
The cycle can be shorted
Pesticides can kill.

— kenne

Indigo Blue, Revisited   3 comments

Indigo Blue (First Posted September 2012) — Image by kenne

Indigo Blue

I paint you

pixie green

in a background

of indigo blue

as you kiss

the last red

and yellow

bird of paradise

blossoms

as the contrasting

colors

of late summer

soothe the soul.

— kenne

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