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Mockingbird Gears   1 comment

Mockingbird-0650 art blogMockingbird Gears — Computer Art by kenne

Mockingbird blue gears
Rise into my view each day
Bright body shadows.

— kenne

 

Hot Bird In Tucson   Leave a comment

Hot Bird-2945-blogImmature Canyon Towhee on 109 Degree Day (Bird I.D. by Jerry Bird) — Image by kenne

This Canyon Towhee has been spending time in the shade of our olive tree, which is near the patio fountain and feeders. Yes, birds can suffer heat strokes. — kenne

 

Cactus Wren Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Cactus Wren Grunge Art-0297 blogCactus Wren Grunge Art by kenne
Art tries to create
     creates 
many possible futures
     futures
in each moment 
     moments
of existence
     existences
choosing reality
     realities 
from our experience
     experiences.

-- kenne


House Wren — An Artistic Technique   Leave a comment

House Wren-0294 art blogHouse Wren — Grunge Art by kenne

“. . . an artistic technique is discipline in spontaneity and spontaneity in discipline.”

— Alan W. Watts

 

Cooling Off In Tucson   1 comment

Cooling Off In Tucson — Images by kenne

Sure it’s hot in the desert
we just learn to adapt.

— kenne

 

Kindness to Animals   3 comments

Control Road to Crystal SpringHouse Finch On Old Rusty Wheel — Image by kenne

Kindness to Animals

 

Little children, never give
Pain to things that feel and live:
Let the gentle robin come
For the crumbs you save at home,—
As his meat you throw along
He’ll repay you with a song;
Never hurt the timid hare
Peeping from her green grass lair,
Let her come and sport and play
On the lawn at close of day;
The little lark goes soaring high.
To the bright windows of the sky,
Singing as if ’twere always spring,
And fluttering on an untired wing,—
Oh! let him sing his happy song,
Nor do these gentle creatures wrong.

— Anonymous

Feasting On Saguaro Cactus Fruit   2 comments

Each spring the white-winged doves return from wintering in Mexico and the air is filled with their mating calls. The hoots and coos are so common they sometimes drown out the sounds of other birds.

White Winged Dove (1 of 1) blog

The return of the white-winged doves plays a very important role in the life cycle of the saguaro cactus. When saguaros flower, white-winged doves move from flower to flower, sipping nectar and pollinating the plant.

White-Winged Dove on Saguaro-1764 blogOnce the flowers become fruit, the doves have a new food source. The sweet fruit is filled with thousands of tiny seeds, which pass unharmed through the digestive system of the dove. If seeds are passed while the dove is perched on a tree or bush, that tree or bush might become a nurse plant to the growing saguaro. Such a plant protects the young saguaro from extreme weather and animals and greatly increases its chances of survival.

White-Winged Dove on Saguaro-1763 blogFor the Tohono O’odham, the saguaro cactus and its fruit (bahidaj) is a very important part of their heritage. The towering saguaro cactus provides both physical and spiritual sustenance for the people. With temperatures now over 100 degrees, the bahidaj is now ripening and being harvested by the Tohono O’odham.  (Images by kenne)

— kenne

White-winged Dove Abstract Art(1 of 1)-9 blogWhite-winged Dove Abstract Art by kenne

 

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