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Pincushion Cactus Flowers   Leave a comment

Pincushion Cactus Flowers — Image by kenne

When most people think of cactus in the Sonoran Desert, the image that comes to mind is the giant saguaro cactus. 
The saguaro grows only in the Sonoran Desert is one of the largest cacti. The saguaro cactus is a symbol of the American Southwest. 
Its inner meaning expresses the idea of standing tall, adapting to the environment, and providing shelter and nourishment for others.
Given its stature and authority, it holds a grandfatherly type of wisdom. 

Because saguaros are so common in the Tucson area, it is home to one of this nation’s national parks, the Saguaro National Park. 
However, it is not the most common cactus in the Sonoran Desert. That honor goes to the little pincushion cactus. 
Being so small and often in the shadows of the giant saguaro, their chances of being noticed are slim unless they are blooming.

— kenne

 

Cactus Blossom Art   1 comment

Cactus Blossom Art by kenne

Beauty blossoms forth

Each single moment leaving

A place in my heart.

— kenne

Peace   1 comment

Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cactus Flower — A Touch of O’Keeffe   3 comments

A Touch of O’Keeffe — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way –
things I had no words for.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Flower Associations   Leave a comment

Cactus Flower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Everyone has many associations with a flower — 

the idea of flowers. You put out your hand to touch

the flower — lean forward to smell it — maybe

touch it with your lips almost without thinking —

or give it to someone to please them. 

Still — in a way — nobody sees a flower —

really — it is so small . . .

 

So I said to myself — I’ll paint what I see —

what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and

they will be surprised into taking time to look at it —

I will make even busy New Yorkers take time

to see what I see of flowers.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Cactus Blossom Art   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The blossom opens and opens,

till it is no bigger than nature allows.

At darkness, the blossom embraces

its parts as in bed,

two sleeping lovers.

— kenne

The Yellow Rose Of Arizona   1 comment

The Yellow Rose of Arizona (Prickly Pear Blossom) — Image by kenne

May brings on a bounty of cactus blossoms, and among them is the yellow prickly pear blossom,
our “yellow rose of Arizona.”

— Kenne

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms   1 comment

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

A crown of beauty

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms

Nectar for the doves.

— kenne

Life Springs Eternal   Leave a comment

Life Springs Eternal – New Life in the Presence of Death — Image by kenne

There are signs of life and death all around

that have evolved throughout all existence

towards a collective mitigation of existential

and catastrophic risks yet only in the present does

the proliferation of life affirms and consciously evolves.

— kenne

 

Desert Spring Painting   Leave a comment

Desert Spring — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Everyone on the face of the Earth

has a treasure that lies waiting for them.

— Paulo Coelho

Patio Cactus Blossoms   1 comment

Patio Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

It may have been a bad year for wildflowers in the Sonoran Desert,

however, the cactus plants are making up for the drought. 

— kenne

Desert Beauty — Drafting In The Moment   2 comments

Desert Beauty — Image by kenne

The drifting sands

hug and cover the cactus

showing only its light

not letting me see

its shadows embracing

my passions intensely.

— kenne

Cactus Blossom In The Utah Desert   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom In The Utah Desert — Image 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

Cactus Blossoms   1 comment

Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

Even though the southwest is experiencing a mega drought, nature finds a way to continue life cycles.

“Drought conditions in the West, particularly the desert Southwest, have intensified over the past 45 years,
with less precipitation and longer and more frequent dry spells between storms. The Southwestern deserts
that include Tucson were slammed the hardest by far.” Arizona Daily Star

The Moments That Count   Leave a comment

Image by kenne

The Moments That Count!

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