Showing posts with label butterfly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label butterfly. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Easy, Breezy Butterfly ...

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
                  ~ Confucius
                        ~ 551 BC-479 BC
A sweet white butterfly alights on a flower during a breezy, beautiful late September 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 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.

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. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Savoring The Sweet ...

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

 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

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

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

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."