Archive for the ‘Capturing the Moment’ Category

Cedar Waxwings   3 comments

Cedar Waxwings — Image by kenne

I can see them spacing 

to find room, looking

so much alike it’s nearly 

impossible to count them.

— kenne

It’s That Time Of Year In The Sonoran Desert   Leave a comment

Saguaros Are Blooming Everywhere — Image by kenne

Joshua Tree Parkway   Leave a comment

Joshua Trees In Arizona — Image by kenne

THE JOSHUA TREE HAS AN AVERAGE LIFE SPAN OF 150 TO 200 YEARS
AND IS ONLY FOUND IN THE MOJAVE DESERT

When Mormon settlers first saw the plant they dubbed the “Joshua tree,” it reminded them of the bushy-bearded biblical leader.
When Territorial Governor John C. Frémont saw it during an 1844 trek through the Mohave Desert and they are plentiful along
U.S. Route 93 from Wikieup to Wickenburg. The drive, which is familiar to us having many a trip from Tucson to Las Vegas.

Carpenter Bee On Fleabane Wildflower   1 comment

Carpenter Bee On Fleabane Wildflower — Image by kenne

There’s a lot to notice

on the morning walks 

in the spring. But what 

strikes me in a special way

are all the flowers —

a reason to take my camera.

— kenne

Sotol Blossoms   Leave a comment

Common Sotol Blooms (Dasylirion wheeleri) — Images by kenne

Thousands of tiny greenish-white flowers in a long, narrow cluster that grows
from a dense bunch of many slender, spiny leaves.

Sunset Photo   2 comments

Bottlebrush Tree Blossom   Leave a comment

Bottlebrush Tree Blossom — Image by kenne

What is not to like

Red with a background of blue

With a dash of green.

— kenne

Western Honey Bee On Chicory   Leave a comment

Western Honey Bee On Chicory Wildflower — Image by kenne

Western honey bee

On chicory wildflower

Spring is everywhere.

— kenne

Bee On Monument Plant Blossom   2 comments

Bee On Monument Plant Blossom — Image by kenne

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house
 
and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb
 
— from Today by Billy Collins

On This Mother’s Day . . .   5 comments

. . . Recognizing that she was not always old, so here are two when she was in her late teens. A thanks to Joanna for asking if I had any pictures of Mother when she was young.

 

My mother had beautiful red hair.

 

Agnes with her mother, Augusta.

Another Mother’s Day   5 comments

Another Mother’s Day and Again I Post This Poem 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

To All Mothers, Happy Mother’s Day   Leave a comment

A Symbol of Mother’s Day (Gambel’s Quail with Chick) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“A mother’s love liberates.”

— Maya Angelou

Desert Spiny Lizard   Leave a comment

Desert Spiny (Sceloporus magister) Lizard — Image by kenne

These are medium to large lizards with snout-vent lengths ranging from 2¼ to 5¼ inches (63 to 138 mm).
These robust lizards have keeled, pointed scales. Background color is usually subdued gray, tan, or blue
with a striking wide, purple stripe down the back and single yellow scales scattered on the sides (S. magister),
or scattered turquoise scales mixed with tan and brown on the back and sides (S. clarkii). Both species have a
dark collar under or around the neck; males have vivid blue throats and under-bellies. Females develop
orange to red heads during the breeding season.
— Source: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Verdin Foraging   2 comments

Verdin Foraging — Image by kenne

I Need My Pelican Head!   1 comment

Pelican Head — Image by kenne

“I need my pelican head!”

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