Archive for the ‘New Mexico Thistle’ Tag

There’s Got To Be Some Necter In Here Somewhere   1 comment

Southerland TrailThere’s Got To Be Some Necter In Here Somewhere (New Mexico Thistle & Bee) — Image by kenne


Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On a New Mexico Thistle — Image by kenne

We love butterflies

Deciding among flowers

This one or that one.

— kenne

Lavender, Blue and Yellow   Leave a comment

lavender-blue-and-yellow-collage-blogLavender, Blue and Yellow — Image by kenne

Gone With The Summer   1 comment

Red Bordered Satyr on a New Mexico Thistle Gone to Seed, (September 25, 2014)
— Image taken on Mt. Lemmon by kenne

Thistle gone to seed
Lost is the shade of purple
Gone with the summer.

Red-bordered satyr
On the colorless thistle
Looks without color.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — New Mexico Thistle   2 comments

Thistle (1 of 1) blogNew Mexico Thistle — Image by kenne

Catch’em While You Can   2 comments

Sycamore ReservoirNew Mexico groundsel

Sycamore ReservoirNew Mexico Thistle

Sycamore ReservoirPerry Penstemon

Sycamore ReservoirMariposa Lily — Images by kenne


With The Two-tailed Swallowtail, You Count The Moments   12 comments

Two-tailed Swallowtail — Images by kenne

I chase butterflies
through the mountain meadow,
not with a net, but with a camera —
capturing the moment,
which becomes forever.


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“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” 
~Hans Christian Andersen

A Pipevine Swallowtail Kisses A New Mexico Thistle   3 comments


Pipevine Swallowtail loves New Mexico thistles — Images by kenne

So far the wildflower season on Mt. Lemmon hasn’t attracted a lot of butterflies. This past Wednesday I was able to capture images of this beautiful Pipevine Swallowtail.


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Capturing The Moment — Lavender, Blue And Yellow   5 comments

New Mexico Thistle — Image by kenne

Lavender, Blue, and Yellow

Standing tall above

the golden poppies

and blue lupines

grows a warlike flower,

several inflorescences

branching  from the summit,

near the dusty paths

of the Sutherland Trail.


Bees move independently

through the fields

of  blue and yellow,

only the diligent

tunneling into

the cushion of lavender

before the arrival

of the painted ladies.

— kenne

Mexican Poppies and Desert Lupines in Catalina State Park — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   2 comments

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly on a New Mexico Thistle along the Mt. Lemmon Meadow Trail — Image by kenne

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