Archive for the ‘Capturing the Moment’ Category

Marine Blue Butterfly   2 comments

Marine Blue Butterfly on Meyer Lemon Leaf — Image by kenne

The Marine Blue or Striped Blue (Leptotes marina) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family.
It is found from South America through Mexico to Southern Texas, Arizona, and California.
— Source: inaturalist.org

Desert Spiny Lizard   Leave a comment

Desert Spiny Lizard, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Tucson, Arizona — Image by kenne

A Friend   1 comment

Romero Pools, Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

A friend is someone whose story you have heard.

— kenne

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

 

Crested Saguaro   Leave a comment

Crested Saguaro Upon The Saguaros — Image by kenne

Cristate or “crested” saguaros form when the cells in the growing stem begin to divide outward,
rather than in the circular pattern of a normal cactus. This is an unusual mutation that results
in the growth of a large fan-shaped crest at the growing tip of a saguaro’s main stem or arms.

A Tucson Sunset   Leave a comment

A Tucson Sunset — Panorama by kenne

Beautiful sunsets need clouds in the sky.

— kenne

Cat’s Claw Vine On Queen Palm   Leave a comment

Cat’s Claw Vine On Queen Palm — Image by kenne

Cat’s Claw Vines In The Neighborhood   Leave a comment

Cat’s Claw Vines In The Neighborhood (Tanuri Ridge) — HDR Images by kenne

The Cat’s Claw

the high nectar bent on a straw
the cat’s claw
a lazy man’s portion
the sound of its slogan
a view from the ocean
into the oven
under the covers
the stomach or the shoulders

balance is the key to power
the milk will sour
read between the lines
a fashionable design
bending the desire
coming down to the wire

— Lal Ratnakar

 

Petal Wings   Leave a comment

Petal Wings — Photo-Artistry by kenne

My tears are like the quiet drift
Of petals from some magic rose;
And all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered skies and snows.

I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.

— Dylan Thomas

Nature Doing Its Thing   3 comments

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

 

A Visitor On The Wall   Leave a comment

Greater Roadrunner On Patio Wall — Image by kenne

April thirty-four

A future date from the past

Trust at the moment.

— 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. 

 

Easter Is Gone, But Not The Bunny In The Moment   Leave a comment

Easter Is Gone, But Not The Bunny — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Existence only becomes clear through reason;

reason only has content through existence.

By philosophizing, I seek to call attention to the limits of knowledge,

not with the skeptical purpose of disposing of knowledge altogether,

but rather in order to let the truth which always lies just beyond

those limits shine through for a moment.”

— kenne

Redwing Blackbirds At Sweetwater Wetlands   Leave a comment

Redwing Blackbirds Are Very Common At The Sweetwater Wetlands Park In Tucson (April 29, 2022) — Images by kenne

Rurrenabaque Airport Cafe   Leave a comment

Airport Cafe, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia (RBQ)– 08/19/19 Image by kenne

Rurrenabaque, a port city on the Beni River, is one of the main entrances to the Madidi National Park.

 

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