Archive for the ‘New Mexico Thistle’ Tag

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   Leave a comment

Butterfly (1 of 1) Red-bordered Satyr blogRed 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

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Sycamore ReservoirNew Mexico Thistle

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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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