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Cactus Blossom   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom — Image by kenne

I wait for the moment
I’ll return to the trails
as I did for twelve years
beneath Tucson’s blue sky
in some world of youth
and springtime. Give me,
Powers of the Universe,
the springtime but
spare me the child.

— kenne

 

Nature Doing Its Thing   3 comments

Nature Doing Its Thing — Bee On Prickly Pear Cactus Image by kenne

 

Hedgehog Cactus Blossoms   2 comments

Hedgehog Cactus (genus Echinocereus) Blossoms — Image by kenne

The hedgehog cactus earned its name because its short, spiny stems resemble hedgehogs.
The blossoms last for five days, opening in the morning and closing at night. 

 

More Cactus Blossoms   1 comment

Prickly Pear Cactus Blossoms — Images by kenne

Most people, when asked to identify a yellow spring flower would probably identify daffodils.
But, in the sunny Tucson area, most people would say the prickly pear cactus blossom,
or the palo verde blossoms.

Yellow is a warm and friendly color and most associated with is the sun. During spring,
it almost seems like the sun changes its light from a cold white to a warm and glowy yellow.

Quote From The Four Winds   Leave a comment

“As we know, there are lessons to be learned from history.
Hope to be derived from hardships faced before.
We’ve gone through bad times before and survived, even thrived.
History has shown us the strength and durability of the human spirit,
In the end, it is our idealism and our courage, and our commitment to one another
–what we have in common–that will save us.”

— from “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah

One Down, Two To Go   Leave a comment

Because These Cactus Blossoms Opened  During Easter Week, They Are Our Easter White Cactus Blossoms. — Image by kenne

Our potted cactus

Grows too slow to be noticed

Until it’s springtime.

— kenne

Hedgehog Cactus Blossoms   3 comments

Engelmann’s Hedgehog Blossoms — Image by kenne

Scarlet Hedgehog Blossoms — Image by kenne

On a desert hike

Signs of spring are everywhere

Just look around you.

— kenne

Never Believe Your Own Lies   4 comments

Cactus Blossom: Kind of Holiness or Wonderfulness in Nature (April 10, 2022) — Image by kenne

Above all, don’t lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him,
or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
And having no respect he ceases to love.”

— Fyodor Mikhailevich Dostoevsky

Bloomed Overnight   6 comments

Patio Cactus Blossom — Bloomed Overnight — Image by kenne

“Love. In the best of times, it is a dream. In the worst of times, a salvation.”

— from “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah

Imitative Realism   2 comments

Imitative Realism — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”

― John Keats

Prickly Pear Blossom Abstract   2 comments

Prickly Pear Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Prickly Pear Blossom
Most all nature is ad lib
Theme variations.

— kenne

Christmas Cactus — Like Clockwork   2 comments

Christmas Cactus — Image by kenne

Like clockwork,
for the last 16 years,
our Christmas Cactus
has begun blooming. 

Bursting forth colors
pink and white
bringing beauty to
our Christmas season.

— kenne

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

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