Archive for the ‘Autumn’ Category

Cockleburs   Leave a comment

Cockleburs — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Cockleburs

They are here or there

Some plant seeds fly in the air

Others stick and ride.

— kenne

An Autumn Sunrise On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

An Autumn Sunrise On Mt. Lemmon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Signs of autumn echoes
Throughout the forest
As time present becomes
Time past in a moment.
As the aspen leaves
Dance in the breeze
There is only the dance —
Neither moment from
Nor towards.

— kenne

Autumn In Pima Canyon   Leave a comment

Autumn In Pima Canyon — Images by kenne

The Santa Catalina Mountains have several canyons assessable from the Tucson basin, such as Pima Canyon.

Autumn Leaf Art   Leave a comment

Autumn Leaf Art by kenne

Windblown forever

Just a shadow of itself

Now old and wrinkly.

— kenne

Mt. Lemmon Aspens   4 comments

Mt. Lemmon Aspens — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The sun breaks through
the low-hanging clouds
on the golden aspen leaves
dancing to the autumn breeze.

— kenne

Lower Sabino Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Lower Sabino Canyon Panorama (October 5, 2022) by kenne

We all have a treasure waiting for us

here on earth. Find a place to communicate

with our better angels and we will find it.

— kenne

 

Fall Flowers In The Sonoran Desert   Leave a comment

Fall Flowers In The Sonoran Desert (Many-flowered Mentzelia) — Image by kenne

The sun has just risen

on my morning walk

shining on some tiny

yellow perennial flowers.

— kenne

Autumn Crocuses   Leave a comment

Tom Markey on the Bear Waller Trail In The Santa Catalina Mountains (October 15, 2012) — Image by kenne

Basketing leaves during earth’s 
annual leavetaking, we’ve realized
with a start—something’s missing.
The autumn crocuses that would spring

each October by the rocks.
No longer here! We never planted them,
but they implanted themselves
on us. Now, for their lack

we are poorer. Purest orchid color,
they astonished amidst the season’s
dwindling. Crocus in autumn?
How perverse, to reverse the seasons.

— from 1982: Autumn Crocuses by Robert Phillips

Falling Leaves In The Catalina Mountains   1 comment

Fallen Leaves in the Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

It’s that time of year

Raindrops form on fallen leaves

Clouds begin to break.

— kenne

Apache Beggarticks Wildflower   Leave a comment

Apache Beggarticks Wildflowers On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

As fall comes to Mt. Lemmon

The mixed conifer forest begins

To show its autumn colors as

Mountain wildflowers will remain

Until the winter snows start to fall

And Mt. Lemmon becomes a house

Without beams and walls.

— kenne

Aspen Fall Colors On Mt. Lemmon — Abstract Art   Leave a comment

Aspen Fall Colors On Mt. Lemmon — Abstract Art by kenne

A tangle of leaves

Shimmering in a light breeze

To its own music.

— kenne

Morning Shadows   Leave a comment

Morning Shadows In The Sonoran Desert — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Yes, the sun has risen again.
I can see the windows change and hear a dog barking.
The wind buckles the slender top of the alder,
the conversation of night birds hushes,
and I can hear my heart regular and strong.
I will live to see the day end as I lived to see
the earth turn molten and white, then to metal,
then to whatever shape we stamped into it
as we laughed the long night hours away
or sang how the eagle flies on Friday.
When Friday came, the early hours perfect
and cold,
we cursed our only lives
and passed the bottle back and forth.

— from One Day by Philip Levine

Thurber’s Cotton   Leave a comment

Thurber’s Cotton with Bee (Sabino Canyon) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The cup-shaped flowers are 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm) wide and have 5 broad, white petals that fade to pink as they age.
The petals are either solid white or streaked with pink at the base. The flowers are followed by round, green seed capsules that dry
to a brown color and split open to reveal the seeds and only a few, sparse cotton fibers. This plant is related to cultivated cotton,
but its cotton is too paltry for commercial use. The leaves are green and palmately lobed with 3 or 5 point-tipped lobes.
The leaves turn a bright red color in the fall (around late October). Source: fireflyforest.com

A Fall Hike   Leave a comment

A Fall Hike In the Sonoran Desert — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Fields of gold
more beautiful
than any mineral

Strike it rich
it’s out there
to be found

There’s more
I know, just
keep on hiking

Over the hills
through meadows
of golden magic

— kenne

Fallen Leaves On The Sky Islands   Leave a comment

Fallen Leves in the Sky Islands — Image by kenne

Sky Islands are isolated mountain ranges in southeastern Arizona and northern Mexico,
connecting two very different mountainous regions.
Sky Islands are places where you can see incredible plant diversity in only a few miles.

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