Showing posts with label insects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label insects. 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.

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.

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.
 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Do Be Do Be Do ...

 
"Do Be Do Be Do ..."
                     ~ Frank Sinatra

This bee was so covered in pollen it was probably ready
to sing on an April day at Trexler Memorial Park, 
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. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What's Through The Looking Glass?

I was very surprised today when this locust landed on my windshield just as I reached a stoplight
before getting on the highway and quickly took a photo. It proceeded to walk across my windshield until I was off the on ramp and accelerated, then it flew away!