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September Cactus Flower   2 comments

September Cactus Flower (09/07/20) — Image by kenne

Appearing at dawn

In a September summer

Still dry-hot weather.

— kenne

Cactus Blossom   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

When the ways
of friends
converge,
the whole world
looks like home.

— Hermann Hesse

Cactus Blossom — Photo-Artistry   1 comment

Cactus Blossom Photo-ArtistryCactus Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Life is like a cactus, prickly but very beautiful.

Prickly Pear Blossoms — Photo Essay   1 comment

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Prickly Pear Blossoms (May 2020) — Photo Essay by kenne

Cactus Blossom Twins   4 comments

Cactus Blossoms-72-2Cactus Blossom Twins — Image by kenne

Another great way to start the day.

kenne

Another Cactus Blossom Morning   2 comments

Cactus Flower-72-2“Another Cactus Blossom Morning” — Image by kenne

Cactus Flower

We flash victory signs in the darkness, so the darkness may glitter.
— Mahmoud Darwish

As the sun sets—we set our plan into motion.
Our sole purpose to overthrow

any assumptions, to change
the course of ordinary thinking.

Our work begins by speaking to darkness
and telling darkness soon:

we will demonstrate through the secrecy of stars,

earth’s magnetic embrace
how we can be many things at once.

So much of the work we do
is internal, goes unnoticed, uncompensated.

We get written off or not written at all,
labeled freakish, prickled,
rough around the edges.

We learn to thrive
in the dry humor of soil;
carry water in our bellies
to quench our own thirst.

We survive, over again.
Adapt. Even after being
carried in the beaks of birds,
dropped elsewhere,

far from our roots, we grow.
We flourish.
And when least expected, when histories

not told by us, for us, claims we are defeated,
we gather our tears as dew.

We release our anguish,
intoxicated by our own sexed pollen.

We burst,
displaying the luscious folds of our petals.

Amir Rabiyah

Time To Take A Break From The Madness: Love Is In The Air   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossoms-72-2“Love Is In The Air” — Image by kenne

Love Is in the Air

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around
Love is in the air, every sight and every sound
And I don’t know if I’m being foolish
Don’t know if I’m being wise
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes

Love is in the air, in the whisper of the tree
Love is in the air, in the thunder of the sea
And I don’t know if I’m just dreaming
Don’t know if I feel safe
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when you call out my name

Love is in the air
Love is in the air
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Love is in the air, in the rising of the sun
Love is in the air, when the day is nearly done
And I don’t know if you’re illusion
Don’t know if I see truth
But you’re something that I must believe in
And you’re there when I reach out…

 

Cactus Blossom Art   Leave a comment

Cactus Flower Art.72Cactus Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”

— Alan Watts

Morning Walk Cactus Blossom   1 comment

Cactus Blossom-72Cactus Blossom — Images by kenne

I saw you on my morning walk.

Stopping,

I Thought such a little guy

to have such a big blossom.

Impressed,

I decided to take you with me.

Now,

you are always with me.

— kenne

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While On My Morning Walk   1 comment

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Turkey Vultures-72Turkey Vultures Migrating North  — Image by kenne

The other morning we counted over 250 turkey vultures
leaving the Tanque Verde Wash just south of our community.
This time of year hundreds of turkey vultures spend the night in trees along the wash.

— kenne

Cactus Flower   2 comments

Morning Cactus FlowerCactus Flower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I feel that a real living form is the natural result
of the individual’s effort to create the living thing
out of the adventure of his spirit into the unknown —
it has where experienced something — felt something —
it has not understood — and from that experience
comes the desire to make the unknown — known —

Making the unknown — known — in terms of one’s medium
is all-absorbing — if you stop to think of the form — as form
you are lost — The artist’s form must be inevitable —
You mustn’t think you won’t succeed –“

— Georgia O’Keeffe in a letter to Sherwood Anderson, 1923

Cactus Blossoms — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossoms — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Seeing an object

Increasing the light

Darkening the background

Changing the color

Distorting the shape

Adjusting the ratio

Introducing a bias

Creating a perception

Making a judgment

Forming a reality

Sharing the existence

 Becoming an illusion 

— kenne

 

Cactus Blossom Pop Art   Leave a comment

Cactus Flowers 06-19-16 (1 of 1) Art blog.jpgCactus Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms   1 comment

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionSaguaro Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

Arizona’s state flower, the saguaro blossom, has a strong overripe melons smell, but I’m not going to get close enough to check it out — will leave that to the experts. Like a lot of cactus flowers, they are short-lived, blooming at night and often closed within 24 hours. During the night the flowers are pollinated by the lesser long-nosed bat and the Mexican long-tongued bat. During the daytime the flowers are pollinated by bees and birds such as the white-winged dove.

— kenne

Look At What Popped Out Over Night   1 comment

This has been an unbelievable spring for cactus blossoms in the Sonoran Desert.

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Cactus Flowers April 27, 2019-72Images by kenne

 

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