Showing posts with label papillon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label papillon. 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, May 21, 2018

Yellow Butter ...


“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.”
                           ~ Hafiz
                            ~ 1315-1390 
A beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly alights in the soft sweetness of a June evening 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 Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (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 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.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Papillon Dream

"Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time."
                                            ~ Deborah Chaskin

I wondered what a butterfly's dream would look like. This is the image I imagined  for this
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ...



Monday, August 26, 2013

Fluid Beauty

" The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."
                                                    ~ Rabindranath Tagore
Red Admiral Butterfly seemingly floats over the Buddleia flower this weekend.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Oh Papillon!

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
                                                              ~ Hans Christian Andersen
This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly had all of this yesterday!