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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

Bee On A Poppy   Leave a comment

Bee On Poppy-DSC_4419-72Bee On A Poppy — Image by kenne

The pollinator

Makes it possible for plants

To make fruit and seeds.

— kenne

Bee Inside Wildflower Blossom   Leave a comment

Bee & Cactus Flower (1 of 1)-art-72Bee Inside Wildflower Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

There’s Got To Be Some Necter In Here Somewhere   1 comment

Southerland TrailThere’s Got To Be Some Necter In Here Somewhere (New Mexico Thistle & Bee) — Image by kenne

 

Brittle Bush Blossoms   Leave a comment

Brittle Bush Flowers-0749-72Brittle Bush Blossoms (Sabino Canyon Recreation Area) — Image by kenne

Signs of spring are here

Look around you will see it

Color it yellow.

— kenne

Blooming Brittlebush   Leave a comment

Brittle Bush Flowers-0749 blogBlooming Brittlebush — Image by kenne

I attend to this moment
less it goes unattended
by the bee flying
in and out of time
only to be lost in a
wild thyme unseen
just to be conquered 
and reconciled again.

— kenne

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