Flawless Beauty


Beauty on Beauty
There you were in the middle of my shot
Resting on a petal sunning yourself
Surfing all that beauty
Drowning in light
Reflecting every minute detail
Flawless yet simple
An engineering work of infinitesimal design
A gift from the creator of all wonders
The image of excellence
Beauty on beauty

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

The Amazing Damselfly



Sitting by my little stream a Damselfly came flitting by

Zipping by in synchronized aerial acrobatics

Flying in pairs like a sparkler in a little boy’s hand

Up and down round and round up into the sky


Irridescent blue sporting two pair of black wings

Sunning and stretching showing off his long slim thorax

Trying to impress a mate without too much success

Not unlike humans who like to show off and sing


Leaf to leaf and stem to stem it moves from scene to scene

Knowing I’m there but seeming not to care

Resting in the cool of the afternoon shade

Almost caught by a leaping frog rising up from the stream


Such fragile creatures so beautiful and so fine

With a pin head brain so full and so bold

Technology beyond what man can build

Smaller than a chip with precision lines


How wonderful to be in the presence of awesomeness

So easy to simply pass it by

Never realizing never taking time to see

Lift your eyes to the beauty of nature’s finest


Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Fragile Beauty

Butterflies are fascinating and fragile insects.  They are one of the most beautiful creatures on earth.  It always amazes me that they can live,  propagate, and migrate far distances.  Their wings are so thin you can almost see right through them, yet they have such an artistic design one cannot deny the handiwork of  our creator. As I watch these amazing creatures I am in awe of everything about them.


Tiny creatures

Flitting from flower to flower

Seemingly oblivious

To the world around

Carried about

On tissue thin wings

Masterpieces of design

Painted in vivid colors

Beyond art

Migrating on the wind

Programmed GPS

Chrysalises bursting open


Ephemeral beauty

For us to enjoy


Butterfly Photo: Dwight L. Roth