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Bee On Goldeneye   Leave a comment

Bee On Goldeneye — Image by kenne

“We are plants which—

whether we like to admit it to ouselves or not—

must with our roots rise out of the earth

in order to bloom in the ether and to bear fruit.”

— from Works by Johann Peter Hebel

Bee On Fairy Duster Flower   Leave a comment

Bee On Fairy Duster Flower — Image by kenne

cycles of nature

the depth of winter passes

appearing each spring

— kenne

Shifting Gears   Leave a comment

Bee On Desert Chicory (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Image by kenne

You should always know 
when you’re shifting gears
in life.

You should leave your era,
it should never leave you.

— Leontyne Price

Bee On Whitestem Blazingstar Wildflower   Leave a comment

Bee On Whitestem Blazingstar Wildflower (Mt. Lemmon) — Image by kenne

These first days of summer are like the pail
of blueberries that we poured out together
into the iron sink in the basement —

a brightness unleashed and spilling over
with tiny bell-shaped flowers, the windows
opened and the shrubs overwhelming the house

like the memory of a forgotten country, Nature,
with its wandering migrations and changing borders,
its thickets, woodlands, bee-humming meadows . . .

— from Summer Surprised Us by Edward Hirsch

I Dream of A Quiet Man   1 comment

Fiddleneck Wildflowers — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I dream of a quiet man
who explains nothing and defends
nothing, but only knows
where the rarest wildflowers
are blooming, and who goes,
and finds that he is smiling
not by his own will.

― Wendell Berry 

Fall In The Catalinas   Leave a comment

Fall In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“Live each season as it passes;
breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit,
and resign yourself to the influences of each.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Bee On Blossom   Leave a comment

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Bee On Blossom — Image by kenne

Bee on a blossom

A slight stirring in the breeze

Get it while you can.

— kenne

Bee On Yellow Flower   1 comment

“Bee On Yellow Flower” — Image by kenne

“Compassion is an unstable emotion. It needs to be translated into action, or it withers.
The question of what to do with the feelings that have been aroused,
the knowledge that has been communicated. If one feels
that there is nothing ‘we’ can do — but who is that ‘we’? —
and nothing ‘they’ can do either — and who are ‘they’ —
then one starts to get bored, cynical, apathetic.”

― from Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag

Revisiting Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #3   Leave a comment

This summer, the Big Horn Fire caused so much damage to the National Forest
in the Santa Catalina Mountains remains closed to the public. Therefore,
hiking and photographing wildflowers in the Catalinas will not be in 2020,
which provides a good excuse to revisit some wildflower photos over the past ten summers.

Honeybee on Sneezeweed Blossom (07/30/14, Mt. Lemmon) — Image by kenne

WATERMARK

In every desert, travelers have dried up in the sun,
with shallow wells of water right below them.
perhaps they left too soon, too young, too desperate to run
towards something or away from something else.

Perhaps they hadn’t learned the way to read the tiny trails,
the watermarks remaining from a people who have gone,
whose hieroglyphs translate — in the direction is a spring 
of sweet water. Look for it. Or is it, listen?

— Diane Thiel

Santa Catalina Prairie Clover   Leave a comment

Santa Catalina Prairie CloverBee On Santa Catalina Prairie Clover — Image by kenne

 

Silverpuff Blossom and Honey Bee   Leave a comment

Bee On A SilverPuff Blosson--72Silverpuff Blossom and Honey Bee — Image by kenne

 

Queen Of The Night   7 comments

Night Blooming Cereus 020-1-72Night Blooming Cereus — Images by Phil Bentley

One of the strangest plants of the desert, the night-blooming cereus, is a member Night Blooming Cereus 030-2-72

of the cactus family that resembles nothing more than a dead bush most of the year.Night Blooming Cereus 031-3-72

 It is rarely seen in the wild because of its inconspicuousness. But for one midsummer’s night each year,Night Blooming Cereus 019-4-72

 its exquisitely scented flower opens as night falls, then closes forever with the first rays of the morning sun.
— Content Source: Desert USA

 

 

Bees On Thistles — Photo Essay   3 comments

Bee On Thistle-2-72Bees On Thistles — Photo Essay by kenne

 

Two Bees On A Cactus Blossom   2 comments

Prickly Flower Blossom-art-72-2Two Bees On A Cactus Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by-
And never knew.”

― Shel Silverstein, Every Thing on It

Let’s Think Spring   2 comments

Desert Museum“Let’s Think Spring” — Image by kenne

Let’s think spring
Uplifting thoughts

Nature renewing
Time for growth

Taking long walks
Love in the air

Symbols of love
Feeling of joy

Coming together
Creating new life

— kenne

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