Showing posts with label butterflies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label butterflies. Show all posts

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tiger Wings ...


“Just as the bird sings and the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.”
                ~ Alma Gluck
                          ~ 1884-1938
Though this papillon has orange and black coloring, this is not a tiger, but an Eastern Comma Butterfly.

This beauty alights on an early June afternoon along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, the Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware and the D&L Trail.

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blooms For Two ...



“Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.”
                     ~ Alma Gluck
                                    ~ 1884-1938

A pair of white butterflies sip nectar on a sweet summer afternoon in late August at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Butterfly And Company ...


"Butterflies are self-propelled flowers."
                   ~ Robert Heinlein
                            ~ 1907-1988

Beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly alights on the thistle as a bee is already enjoying the nectar on a sweet summer day at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Dance ...



"Ballet in the air ...
twin butterflies
until, twice white
they meet, they
mate."
                        ~ Matsuo Basho
                                      ~ 1644-1694
                                                    ~ Japanese Haiku

Mating white butterflies seem to do a delicate dance
alighted on a leaf along the Ironton Rail Trail,
Whitehall, Pennsylvania on a June evening.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Savoring The Sweet ...


"We live in the world when we love it."
                                                 ~ Rabindranath Tagore
                                                                         1861-1941

 Beautiful monarch butterfly savors summer's sweet nectar
on a recent morning at Trexler Nature Preserve,
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Eye Of The Papillon ...


"Life is like a butterfly, you can chase it,
or you can let it come to you."
                                       ~ Ruth Brown 
Though he has an intent gaze and orange and black coloring, this is not a tiger, but an Eastern Comma Butterfly.

This beautiful papillon pauses at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania on a summer evening before once again taking flight.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

They Call Me Tangerine ...





"Yes, she has them all on the run,
but her heart belongs to just one
Her heart belongs to Tangerine ..."
                        ~ "Tangerine"
                                     ~ Victor Schertzinger & Johnny Mercer
                                                                          1941 

With beautiful tangerine colored wings, an Eastern Comma Butterfly
rests on a summer day on a bench in Garett D. Wall Park, 
Belvidere, New Jersey, a charming and historic town on the
banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Candle On Wings ...


"If everyone lit just one little candle,
What a bright world it would be!"
                  ~ "One Little Candle"
                                    ~ George Mysels & Joseph Maloy Roach
                                                                                    1952

A white butterfly illuminates in the evening summer
sun at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Small Wonder ...


"The magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt
and sits on it; but man will never on his heap of 
mud keep still."
                                ~ Joseph Conrad
                                                      1857-1924

This white butterfly finds a shady spot in the mud
to sip some moisture yesterday at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Angels Of The Morning ...


"Ballet in the air ...
twin butterflies until, twice white
They meet, they mate."
                        ~ Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694
                                 Japanese Haiku 

Mating white butterflies on an April morning at 
Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Butterfly Kisses ...


"Love is like a butterfly. It settles upon you when you least expect it."
                                                                     ~ Author Unknown

A pair of mating white butterflies on an April morning last week
at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring ...To Life


"...With the first faint scent of spring, I remember life exists ..."
               ~ John Geddes, "A Familiar Rain"

Beautiful Mourning Cloak Butterfly enjoys an
April afternoon this week at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. They are often one of the first butterflies seen in the spring.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wingsong ...


"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away."
                                        ~ Author Unknown

Beautiful Monarch butterfly feels the wind beneath its wings on a
summer day at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sunnyside Up



"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies."
                                                                           ~ Author Unknown

This yellow butterfly keeps his sunnyside up in the morning sunshine this weekend at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania, despite chilly temperatures and wind.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

You Light Up My Life




"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever." 
                                                                             ~ Carl Sagan
When I saw the sunlight filtering through the wings of these yellow butterflies on a beautiful Indian Summer day this weekend at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania, it reminded me of the 1977 Debby Boone song, "You Light Up My Life."

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

They Call Me Sunny




" Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
                                                                  ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

This yellow butterfly looked like a little burst of sunshine on wings last week on the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Living In The Light


"Love is like a butterfly. It goes where it pleases and pleases wherever it goes."
                                                                          ~ Author Unknown

Yellow butterfly is illuminated in the late summer light this afternoon on the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania.