Archive for the ‘Arizona’ Category

Greater Roadrunner Photo Essay   3 comments

(Click on Any of the Tiled Images for a Larger View in a Slideshow Format.)

Greater Roadrunner Photo Essay by kenne

Alert and cunning

All business searching for food

This is not a show.

— kenne

Sabino Creek Above The Dam   1 comment

Sabino Creek above the Dam-1326 blogSabino Creek Above The Dam — Image by kenne

Desert Oasis
Shaded escape from the heat —
Nature’s waterhole.

Sometimes drying up
Before the monsoon season —
Desert high and dry.

— kenne

Springtime In The Sonoran Desert   Leave a comment

Palo Verde & Saguaro-1334 blogSpringtime In The Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne

“The morning is still and perfectly clear…
How cool and crystalline the air!
In a few hours the great plain
will be almost like a fiery furnace
under the rays of the summer sun,
but now it is chilly. And in a few hours
there will be rings and bands with scarves
of heat set wavering across the waste upon
the opalescent wings of the mirage;
but now the air is so clear that one can see
the breaks in the rocky face of the mountain range,
though it is fully twenty miles away…”

— from The Desert by John Van Dyke

Mariposa Lily   Leave a comment

molino-basin-to-prison-camp-37-mariposa-lily-blog II.jpgMariposa Lily — Image by kenne

There, standing alone

A mariposa lily

Adorns the dry field.

— kenne

 

Silverpuff Blossom and Seeds   Leave a comment

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampSilverpuff Blossom and Seeds — Image by kenne

When picturing a wildflower
I see the blossom
not the seeds.

Picture a dandelion
a pretty yellow wildflower
not named after its
annoying seeds.

Picture a silverpuff
a pretty yellow wildflower
with toothed rays
radiating star-like points

only to be named after its
beautiful seeds —
a secondhand blossom.

— kenne

Prickly Pear Blossom On A Morning Walk   Leave a comment

Prickly Pear Blossom-1263 art blogPrickly Pear Blossom — Painting by kenne

“. . . the truth is that as soon as you start walking,

all that noise, all those rumours, fade out.

What’s new? Nothing:

the calm eternity of things, endlessly renewed.”

— Frédéric Gros

Painted Lady — Zen Art   Leave a comment

NogalesPainted Lady — Zen Art by kenne

“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly,
fluttering hither and thither,
to all intents and purposes a butterfly.
I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly,
unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked,
and there I was, veritably myself again.
Now I do not know whether I was then
a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
or whether I am now a butterfly,
dreaming I am a man.”

— Zhuangzi

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