Poppies Along The Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon   7 comments

Phoneline Hike-0553-2 PoppiesMexican Poppies Along The Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Phoneline Hike-0528 blogMexican Poppy and Desert Lupine Wildflowers Along The Phoneline Trail — Image by kenne

Most Sonoran desert wildflowers are annuals, which are short-lived even when there’s timely rain. Sabino Canyon has had no rain since December 20th.  Oddly enough, limited rain and a short lifespan helps ensure survival in the desert. With the lack of rain and warmer than normal temperatures the annuals have been quickly sprouting and blowing before the dryness and heat kills the plant. 


“To see a world
in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wildflower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.”

— William Blake

7 responses to “Poppies Along The Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon

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  1. So beautiful, Kenne — a message of hope even in times of desert drought.


  2. Sometimes, Kenne, I think you have a map to heaven and just follow your camera lens to the very spot.

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  3. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being.


  4. Life is definitely a challenge! The same theory applied to plants which are the primitive forms of living beings on earth.
    They grow wherever possible and withstand even natural calamities.
    As I walked out of my garden this morning after the long days of frost and freezing weather, my heart thrilled with joy, my spirit lifted with the sight of the beautiful Daffodils blooming while breathing in the fragrance of Winter Jasmine. Just like your “Poppies Along The Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon” these flowers survived.
    “Life goes on.”

    Beautiful art, lovely lyrics from William Blake.
    Thank you kenne.

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