Archive for the ‘Sweetwater Wetlands’ Tag

The Pole Vaulter   1 comment

dragonfly (1 of 1)-3-Edit-1-art-II-72The Pole Vaulter — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Run fast, fly high.

Duck Standing On Water   Leave a comment

BoliviaDuck Standing On Water In October — Image by kenne

My birthday began with the water-
     Birds and the birds of the winged trees flying my name
        Above the farms and the white horses
                And I rose
            In a rainy autumn
     And walked abroad in shower of all my days
     High tide and the heron dived when I took the road
            Over the border
                And the gates
        Of the town closed as the town awoke.

        A springful of larks in a rolling
     Cloud and the roadside bushes brimming with whistling
        Blackbirds and the sun of October
                Summery
            On the hill's shoulder,
     Here were fond climates and sweet singers suddenly
     Come in the morning where I wandered and listened
            To the rain wringing
                Wind blow cold
        In the wood faraway under me.

-- from Poem In October by Dylan Thomas


Flame Skimmer   1 comment

Flame SkimmerArt-72.jpgFlame Skimmer — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I love to see the sunshine on the wings of the Dragonflies…
there is magic in it.

— Ama H.Vanniarachchy

Twisted Pair   1 comment

BoliviaBrown Darner Dragonfly (Sweetwater Wetlands) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

TWISTER PAIR

Dragonflies abound
in the desert wetlands,
often landing
on cattail blades,
captured by photographers
painted by painters
for sale in shops named
“Cattails and Dragonflies.”

One of life’s
enticing combos,
inspiring poets
and mythmakers
over the relationship
existing by the water
as if it were
an unbreakable bond.

What then of
the dragonfly that
rests its two pair
on a fence
of twisted pair
that separates
the desert from
desert wetlands.

Was this a case
of mistaken identity?
Not likely, with eyes
of a hundred lenses,
so was it a
one-night stand,
brief act infidelity,
or a “middle-age crisis?

  — kenne

Red-winged Blackbird   2 comments

This robin-size blackbird is easily spotted because of a red shoulder patch on each wing. The red-winged blackbird can be found in the desert southwest near fresh and saltwater marshes, along watercourses, water hazards on golf courses, and wet roadsides. 

— kenne 

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Red-winged Blackbird-blogRed-winged Blackbird in the Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, Arizona. — Images by kenne

 

Grunge’n’Art Mexican Duck   Leave a comment

Whitewater Draw (1 of 1)-17 Mexican Duck II_art blogMexican Duck — Grunge Art by kenne

Mexican duck art
Created from a photo
My grunge’n’art piece.

— kenne

 

Flight   Leave a comment

Duck-8042 blog“Flight” by kenne

A true conservationist
is a man who knows
that the world is not
given by his fathers, but
borrowed from his children.

— John James Audubon

Red-winged Blackbird   1 comment

Red-winged Blackbird (1 of 1) art blog

Red-winged Blackbird (1 of 1)-2a blog

Red-winged Blackbird, Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, Arizona — Images by kenne

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world
is not given by his fathers,
but borrowed from his children.

— John James Audubon

Capturing The Moment — Let’s Get It On   1 comment

Dragonflies (1 of 1)-2 blog“Let’s Get It On” (Blue-eyed Darner mating)  — Image by kenne

Flame Skimmer With A Clipped Wing   3 comments

Dragonfly (1 of 1)-4 blogDragonfly (Flame Skimmer) at Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, Arizona (October 1, 2014) — Image by kenne

Sucking The Long Straw   4 comments

dragonfly (1 of 1)-3 blog“Sucking The Long Straw” — Image by kenne

Tucson’s Sweetwater Wetlands   Leave a comment

 

Sweetwater Wetlands Park — Images by kenne

Tucson’s Sweetwater Wetlands is an artificial wetlands near the usually dry Santa Cruz river. The area is a part of a waste-water reclamation project developed in 1996. The park provides an urban wildlife habitat and outdoor classroom — a wildlife photographer’s paradise.

kenne 

“Water, water, water….There is no shortage of water
in the desert but exactly the right amount ,
a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand,
insuring that wide free open,
generous spacing among plants and animals,
homes and towns and cities,
which makes the arid West so different
from any other part of the nation.
There is no lack of water here unless you try to
establish a city where no city should be.” 

― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

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