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Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Images by kenne

my symbol of life

rests on a nearby flower

wings keep on moving

— kenne

Weep For The Crowds   1 comment

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On A Bearded Penstemon — Image by kenne

   Thinking about a poem I’ll never write.
With gut on wood and hide, and plucking thumb,
Grope and stutter for the words, invent a tune,
In any tongue, this moment one time true
Be wine or blood of rhythm drives it through—
A leap of words to things and there it stops.
Creating empty caves and tools in shops
And holy domes, and nothing you can name;
The long old chorus blowing underfoot
Makes high wild notes of mountains in the sea.
O Muse, a goddess gone astray
Who warms the cow and makes the wise man sane,
(& even madness gobbles demons down)
Then dance through jewelled trees & lotus crowns
For Narihira’s lover, the crying plover,
For babies grown and childhood homes
And moving, moving, on through scenes and towns
Weep for the crowds of men
Like birds gone south forever.

— from A Stone Garden by Gary Snyder

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Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Image by kenne

The Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) is one of my favorite butterflies common in the Tucson area.  It is a
large butterfly with a wingspan of about 3.5 inches. This butterfly ranges throughout the U.S. and Central America.

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Pipevine Swallowtail Abstract — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual.
Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. 
If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign. It was in this hope that the arts were invented.
Sign-posts on the way to what may be. Sign-posts toward greater knowledge.”

— Robert Henri

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Black Swallowtail

Pipevine SwallowtailPipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On Thistle — Images by kenne

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
And find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness, and riches.
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

— An Irish Blessing 

 

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Seasons Come And Go   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallotail-72.jpgMore Signs of Spring In Sabino Canyon (Pipevine Swallowtail) — Image by kenne

Truth never dies.  The ages come and go.

  The mountains wear away, the stars retire.

Destruction lays earth’s mighty cities low;

   And empires, states and dynasties expire;

But caught and handed onward by the wise,

  Truth never dies.

— author unknown

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Sabino Canyon Oct. 1, 2012Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

It is so unsatisfactory to read a noble passage
and have no one you love at hand
to share the happiness with you.

— Mark Twain

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Pipevine Butterfly & Pool Area LinksPipevine Butterfly Photo-Artistry by kenne

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke.
Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly or
am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man.

— Zhuangzi

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Pipevine Butterfly & Pool Area LinksPipevine Swallowtail Photo-Artistry by kenne

Some such Butterfly be seen
On Brazilian Pampas —
Just at noon — no later — Sweet —
Then — the License closes —

Some such Spice — express and pass —
Subject to Your Plucking —
As the Stars — You knew last Night —
Foreigners — This Morning —

by Emily Dickinson

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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

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Pipevine Swallowtail-2970 blogPipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Image by kenne

This butterfly has arrived,

I watch wondering

if it knows of its 

new freedom

still holding on to a host 

in a new beautiful  

yet tragic existence  

with three perceptions 

of life in one world.

— kenne

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Pipevine-Swallowtail-(1-of-1)-copy-artPipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Computer Art by kenne

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Pipevine Swallowtail After A Desert Shower   Leave a comment

Black Swallowtail (1 of 1) blog

Black Swallowtail (1 of 1)-3 blogPipevine Swallowtail After A Desert Shower — Image by kenne

Swallowtail in black

Hanging on after the rain

Soon to dry and fly.

kenne

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