Posts Tagged ‘butterfly’

Photo Friday: On the Brink

August 4, 2017

Recently, I read a list of animals on the brink of extinction, and on this list was the beautiful monarch butterfly.  The reason they gave was a fake science started by a psychiatrist as a social experiment, and pushed by liberal, tree hugging, nut jobs like Al Gore.  Of course, I’m talking about “global warming”, but this is neither a political blog, nor a “fake news” blog, so let’s move on.

As soon as I saw them on the list, I began looking, and of course I found this female monarch.  She was resting in a tree long enough for me to get a couple of shots in.

Monarch Butterfly

Photo Friday: Time of the Monarchs

August 19, 2016

Every year the monarch butterflies gather in late Summer to early Fall preparing to make their journey South.  This journey is amazing.  The migration North takes three generations to make the distance while the journey South is only one generation.  This is a trip I would love to take for a magazine; to photograph the extra large monarchs in Mexico.

Today’s photograph is one of the first I’ve seen this season.  It’s a male, and it landed to rest up in the 20 mph winds it was fighting through.

Magestic Monarchy

Photo Friday: Let Nature be Nature

May 20, 2016

This week, I went to a beautiful nature trail with a water fall.  While walking on the path, I came across an incident that reminded me that you never have to force nature to cooperate with you.

Some of the best shots I have ever taken of animals have been when nature is free to run its own course.  In this instance, I had spotted an eastern black swallowtail, and took a few shots.  I was going to move on when the butterfly decided my thumb looked like a good resting spot.  It was my right hand, so I couldn’t get the picture.  When it took off, I thought it would be fun to stick out my left hand, not expecting much.  When the butterfly landed right in my left hand, I started snapping.  I ended up with 40 shots before it left, including this week’s picture.

Eastern Black Swollowtail

 

 

Day 34: Emergence

January 27, 2012

Emergence

 

I hold myself back

From reaching my potential,

Limited by the fears

Of disappointment and failure.

I long to break free of my cocoon,

Spun with a silk

Made of society rules

And stereotypes.

This cocoon is hard to break through

And very limiting,

But when I do emerge

I can let my creativity

Dance limitless through the sky.