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Redwing Blackbird — Mixed Art   Leave a comment

Redwing Blackbird — Mixed Art by kenne

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
 
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free
 
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of a dark black night
 
John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Blue Dasher — Peekaboo, I See You   2 comments

Blue Dasher (Sweetwater Wetlands) — Image by kenne

Peekaboo, I see you!

Redwing Blackbird   Leave a comment

Redwing Blackbird (Sweetwater Wetlands, June 16,2021) — Image by kenne

The redwing blackbird

Not your average blackbird

A badge of honor.

— kenne

Pond Slider Turtles   Leave a comment

Pond Slider Turtles (Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, Arizona) — Image by kenne

Green Heron Near Pond Slider Turtles   Leave a comment

Green Heron Near Pond Slider Turtles (Sweetwater Wetlands, June 16, 2021) — Image by kenne

The green heron looks tempted by the presence of the pond slider turtles before flying off in search of smaller prey.

— kenne

 

Duckweed Days At Sweetwater Wetlands   3 comments

Mallard Ducks on Emerald-green Duckweed Pond (Sweetwater Wetlands, June 16, 2021) — Image by kenne

Duckweed, an emerald-green hydroponic plant, has covered most ponds at the wetlands this summer. 
The plant, which grows on the water surface without soil, makes irregular warm-season appearances at
Sweetwater, which doubles as a wastewater treatment facility and lush wildlife habitat.

Duckweed is harmless and disappears naturally in the fall. It removes nitrates from the reclaimed water,
and it’s good for the ducks. It’s a plant that ducks eat, providing a lot of protein.

— kenne

 

Western Diamondback   3 comments

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (June 16, 2021) — Images by kenne

This rattlesnake slowly crosses the trail with a full belly.

 

‘Hold Tight’   1 comment

‘Hold Tight’ — Oil Painting in Black and White by kenne

 

Hold tight
Hold tight
If you wanna make this feeling stay
Hold tight
Hold tight
Don’t let this moment fade away
Hold tight
Now tears gonna stay
Everybody gets the chance someday
Call it once it last you think you’ve got it made
Not a word that anyone can say
That can change the way you feel
Cause you know that love is real
You can choose within you fall in love
Anybody any moment any way
‘Cause no matter who you chose
There’s a chance that you might loose
Gonna the best that I can do
Hold tight

— from Hold Tight by David Romani / Davide Romani / Mauro Malavasi / Paul Adrian Slade

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 

Red-winded Blackbird-blog

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

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