Archive for the ‘Arizona’ Category

Earth, Sky and Tumacácori   Leave a comment

Nogales“Earth, Sky and Tumacácori” — Photo Artistry by kenne

A priestly man
once traveled
the desert southwest

mounted a horse
armed only with love
a force without
a presidio of soldiers

connecting with people
of many tribes

building adobe missions
each opened to the morning sun
located within walking distance
understanding the desert paradox.

— kenne

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms   1 comment

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionSaguaro Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

Arizona’s state flower, the saguaro blossom, has a strong overripe melons smell, but I’m not going to get close enough to check it out — will leave that to the experts. Like a lot of cactus flowers, they are short-lived, blooming at night and often closed within 24 hours. During the night the flowers are pollinated by the lesser long-nosed bat and the Mexican long-tongued bat. During the daytime the flowers are pollinated by bees and birds such as the white-winged dove.

— kenne

World Book Day   4 comments

Prescott Old Sage Book Shop-1826-72Old Sage Book Shop (Prescott, Arizona) — Image by kenne

Yesterday, April 23rd was “World Book Day.” Knowledge is power, and one of the best ways to obtain knowledge is through reading. When’s the last time you visited a library, or a bookstore? Any day is a good time to relax and read a book. 

“When I find in people narrow religion
I find also narrow reading.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson


The Photographer   Leave a comment

kenne SCVN Hike 007-Edit-2-art-72-2The Photographer — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“In America,
the photographer is not simply
the person who records the past,
but the one who invents it.”

— Susan Sontag

Bee on Blue Dicks   Leave a comment

Miller Creek TrailBee on Blue Dicks — Photo-Artistry by kenne

when I paint

the canvas grows

getting attention

through the window

coaxing the shadows

by invisible lines

letting the colors

come to life

— kenne


Lemmon’s Ragwort   Leave a comment

Lemmon's RagwortWildflowers (1 of 1) blog IILemmon’s Ragwort — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Lemmon’s Ragwort
relatively rare plant
in the United States
found only in
southern parts
of Arizona.

— kenne

Mexican Garter Snake with a Mouthfull of Arizona Striped Whiptail Lizard   Leave a comment

Mexican Garter Snake AZ Striped Whiptail-2-72Mexican Garter Snake with a Mouthfull of Arizona Striped Whiptail Lizard — Image by kenne


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