Archive for the ‘Capturing the Moment’ Category

Big Bubbles — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Big Bubbles (Balboa Park, San Diego, June 21, 2017) — Images by kenne
(Click on any image for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Chasing big bubbles

You can look but not touch

Art and pretty girls.

— kenne

Texas Crescent Butterfly   Leave a comment

Texas Crescent Butterfly-1909-2 blogTexas Crescent Butterfly on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona — Image by kenne

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp, but which,
if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

To One of Our Grandchildren, Kenne Jaxon   1 comment

Kenne Jaxon Bailey 2014_2014 09 13_0092 blog IIKenne Jaxon (September 13, 2014) — Image by kenne

Good and Bad Children

Children, you are very little,
And your bones are very brittle;
If you would grow great and stately,
You must try to walk sedately.

You must still be bright and quiet,
And content with simple diet;
And remain, through all bewildering,
Innocent and honest children.

Happy hearts and happy faces,
Happy play in grassy places–
That was how in ancient ages,
Children grew to kings and sages.

But the unkind and the unruly,
And the sort who eat unduly,
They must never hope for glory–
Theirs is quite a different story!

Cruel children, crying babies,
All grow up as geese and gabies,
Hated, as their age increases,
By their nephews and their nieces.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Indian Paintbrush Computer Art   Leave a comment

Indian Paintbrush art blogIndian Paintbrush Computer Art by kenne

Mountain Wildflowers

Spring on the mountains
Without rain only a few
Scattered here and there.

— kenne

Solitude   Leave a comment

Solitude 2015 05 04_0587_edited-1 blogSolitude — Image by kenne

Solitude is not freedom for it exists only in a black and white world.

— kenne

Desert Rosemallow   Leave a comment

Desert Rosemallow0670 blogDesert Rosemallow — Image by kenne

There is no such thing as a weird human being,
it’s just that some people require more understanding than others.

— Tom Robbins

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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