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Stages   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Stages (Silverpuff Wildflower) — Image by kenne

So many life stages

Still, we group only a few

Let me count the ways.

— kenne

Star Power   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13“Star Power” Silverpuff Blossom In the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Islands in the sky
High above the desert floor
Share the monsoon rains.

— kenne

 

Let the Woods Crowd Out   Leave a comment

Shadows in the Woods-8386 blog TextImage by kenne

Lost and certain of it, the woods crowd in
allowing only glimpses of the track
that was so clear and broad and well traveled

only moments back where the sun fell bright
between the leaves to dapple the mast, but
lost and certain of it, the woods crowd in

spinning the senses like leaves in a wind
risen from the past to obscure the path
that was so clear and broad and well traveled.

— from “Lost and certain of it” by Bryce Milligan

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

Pipevine Swallowtail-2970 blogPipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Image by kenne

This butterfly has arrived,

I watch wondering

if it knows of its 

new freedom

still holding on to a host 

in a new beautiful  

yet tragic existence  

with three perceptions 

of life in one world.

— kenne

always in between   2 comments

Image by kenne

home is where I am
home is not where I am
always in between

I am an island of consciousness
I have a cosmic consciousness
always in between

life is now
death is now
always in between

existence is being
existence is becoming
always in between

I am free
I am in prison
always in between

everything is implicit
everything is explicit
always in between

nature is an artifact
nature is art
always in between

nature must be trusted
nature must be mastered
always in between

humans are good
humans are bad
always in between

a sense of law
a sense of equity
always in between

there is a natural order
there is no order in nature
always in between

life has purpose
life is purposeless
always in between

— kenne

 

 

Male Broad-billed Hummingbird   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk July 18 2012Male Broad-billed Hummingbird — Image by kenne

The Hummingbird

The sunlight speaks.  And its voice is a bird:

It glitters half-guessed half seen half-heard

Above the flower bed. Over the lawn …

A flashing dip and it is gone.

And all it lends to the eye is this —

A sunbeam giving the air a kiss.

— Harry Kemp

Western Branded Skipper   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk July 18 2012Western Branded Skipper — Image by kenne

 

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