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Painted Lady — Zen Art   Leave a comment

NogalesPainted Lady — Zen Art by kenne

“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly,
fluttering hither and thither,
to all intents and purposes a butterfly.
I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly,
unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked,
and there I was, veritably myself again.
Now I do not know whether I was then
a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
or whether I am now a butterfly,
dreaming I am a man.”

— Zhuangzi

The Early Bird Gets A Worm, The Early Butterfly Gets A Rock   Leave a comment

Romero Pools (1 of 1)-29 Painted Lady blogThe Early Bird Gets A Worm, The Early Painted Lady Butterfly Gets A Rock (January 23, 2015) — Image by kenne

This painted lady butterfly maybe migrating from Mexico or has spent the winter in southern Arizona. Regardless, this little lady has decided to land on the side of a rock on the Romero Pools Trail in the Pusch Ridge area of the Santa Catalina Mountains. This time of year, by midday most butterflies appear not to be spending time stopping, but rather passing through, making them difficult to photograph. So, when one lands we take advantage of the moment — happy travels my little friend.

kenne

 

Capturing The Moment — Painted Lady On A Rock   3 comments

Lizard Walk (1 of 1)-15 Painted Lady blogPainted Lady Butterfly On A Rock — Image by kenne

This time of year I spend more time hiking on Mt. Lemmon that I do doing nature walking in Sabino Canyon. The exception was yesterday’s SCVN Lizard Walk. During the walk, which I will be posting on later, we saw a few butterflies. Currently, there are naturalists doing butterfly counts. I haven’t seen a report on the numbers, but from my observation trying to photograph them, the numbers are low.

The above image of a painted lady is one of the few butterflies I saw, at least that stopped for a moment. Maybe I would have seem more if I had been looking for butterflies rather than lizards.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Not Just Another Painted Lady   4 comments

Butterflies & Half-Moon-8814 Painted Lady blogPainted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui) — Image by kenne

 

Capturing The Moment — Painted Lady, The One Day Butterfly   5 comments

Aspen Draw August 2013Painted Lady Butterfly — Image by kenne

One Day Butterfly

Aren’t we all one-day butterflies,
not aware of time.
Searching for partners or honey
until Death kisses us.
Then in his arms, tenderly rocked,
waiting for a new chance
to fly away again
and join the dance
of the one-day butterfly

— Mary Emily Bradley

Capturing The Moment — Butterflies Are Few   Leave a comment

Photographing butterflies this summer has been difficult. The few that are around are skipping from plant to plant, not taking time to stop.

While hiking on Mt. Lemmon yesterday, I kept and eye out for butterflies.  I tried photographing a black swallowtail, the only one I saw, in flight with no success. My only success came when I spotted a painted lady butterfly, stopping just long enough for the following images to be captured.

kenne

Happiness is a butterfly,
which when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which,
if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

Images by kenne (Click on any of the images to see a slide show.)
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My Painted Lady   7 comments

Nogales“Painted Lady Butterfly” — Image by kenne

I am a painted lady.
I am a glancing kiss.
I am a song of gratitude.
I am more than a face.
I am painted for pleasure.
I am delicate and beautiful.
I am your secret diversions.

kenne

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