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Mt. Lemmon In August   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-15-12, Marshall GulchTwo-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Image by kenne

Mt. Lemmon in August

At least once or twice a week
We escape the desert heat
Driving the twisting highway
Where saguaros and dried
Desert plants cover the landscape.

Monsoon rains have soaked
The mountains not making it
To the lower elevations where
False expectations continue
To drive our conversations.

With each mountain road turn
The vegetation changes, first
The oak-grassland followed by
The pine-oak woodlands, chaparral
And the pine forest biomes.

A world apart from the desert below
Enjoying the cool mountain air
Clouds begin moving almost
Without motion soon the wind
Blows through the tall ponderosas.

Yet how gentle it seems the hikers
Knowing everything was just
A moment unable to conceive
The skyline on the ridge broken
By a darkening sky about to rupture.

— kenne

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly   2 comments

Two-tailed Swallow Tail-art-72.jpgTwo-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly On a Thistle Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The thistle attracts

Moving in the maintain breeze

Dancing and tempting.

— kenne

 

From Time Past and Time Future   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Time past and time future
What might have been and what  has been
Point to one end, which is always present.”

— from Burnt Norton by T.S. Eliot

Making It To The Next Phase Of Life   3 comments

Two Tail Swallowtail IMG_0772 blogA student holds a Two-tailed Swallowtail just after coming out of its cocoon. 

Just outside the Sabino Canyon Visitors Center, A Junior Naturalist (7th grader) showed a Two-tailed Swallowtail with wings still curved, just having emerged from her cocoon. This image represents the last stage of a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly, which began with a very hungry caterpillar hatching from an egg. The caterpillar will spend this phase of its life stuffing itself with leaves, growing plumper and longer through a series of molts in which it sheds its skin. Then, one day the caterpillar stops eating, suspends itself upside down from a twig or leaf and spins itself a silky cocoon where the caterpillar digests itself, eventually emerging as a butterfly. Cool!!

— kenne

Two Tailed Swallowtail IMG_0774 blogImages by kenne

My Dream Butterfly   Leave a comment

two-tailed swallowtail butterfly art-Edit-blogMy Dream Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

My dream butterfly
An O’Keeffe impression
Fly on my sweetheart.

— kenne

 

Late Fall Butterflies   5 comments

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies-art.jpgTwo-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies (Taken early this week before leaving for Thanksgiving in southern California.)– Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

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