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~On a brighter note – a Tanka~

 

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bewitching to watch

fluttering wings, magical

coloring vibrant

sunlit mystical beauty

a triumph of nature

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Western Swallowtail (looks more like a Two-Tailed Swallowtail, but can't see the tail(s) clearly)
Western Swallowtail
(looks more like a Two-Tailed Swallowtail, but can’t see the tail(s) clearly)

We have a Radiant Crabapple Tree in our yard. This tree was obviously grafted from two different crabapple species, because it has both red and pinkish blooms. Before, our hail storm yesterday it was in full bloom and had caught the attention of this lovely butterfly.

 

 

 

Poetry:~Chick-a-Dee, Dee, Dee~

Chick-a-Dee, 

Dee, Dee she calls,

With steady precision,

 Glides in swiftly, 

Picks a treat,

Working hard.

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With her treasure, 

Flies to a branch, 

Seed held tight, 

She hammers away,

Until she succeeds,

Devouring her meal.

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Chick-a-Dee, 

Dee, Dee she calls,

Back and forth, 

Back and forth,

She repeats her need,

Working hard.

 

Black-Capped Chickadee
Black-Capped Chickadee

While drinking a cup of coffee this morning, from the comfort of our living room, we watched a little Chickadee consume her breakfast. 

 

She worked hard trying to nourish herself. She was dealing with cloudy skies, cold temperatures and breezy winds.

Photo, from my archives, taken this summer.

Poetry: ~Dragonfly in Blue~

searching the lagoon

finally a dragonfly

appearance in blue

Blue Dragonfly and Red Flowers
Blue Dragonfly and Red Flowers
Dragonfly in Blue
Dragonfly in Blue

While on a walk with a friend, at Chapungu Sculpture Park, I saw this Dragonfly. I have been searching all summer long for Dragonflies to photograph. I will post more photos from this beautiful sculpture park tomorrow.

Loveland is internationally known for its beautiful art.

Photos taken September 25, 2013.