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A Little Rain Overnight in The Catalina Foothills   Leave a comment

A Little Rain Overnight in The Catalina Foothills — Image by kenne

the monsoon clouds brought

a little rain overnight

maybe more to come

— kenne

 

Mt. Lemmon Sneezeweed   Leave a comment

Common Sneezeweed On Mt. Lemmon (July 7, 2022) — Image by kenne

Common sneezeweed is also known as Helen’s flower, bitterweed, autumn sneezeweed, and false sunflower.
The genus name, Helenium, refers to the famous Helen of Troy. There is a legend that these flowers sprang from
the ground where Helen’s tears fell. The species name, autumnale, refers to the season of the flower’s blooming—autumn.
Synonyms for the scientific name include Helenium canaliculatum, H. latifolium, and H. parviflorum.
Source: U. S. Forest Service

Communicating With Nature   Leave a comment

Morning Shadows in the Canyon with a Friend (Greater Roadrunner)– Images by kenne

Surprise

Since moving to the Sonoran Desert,
I have had the time and inclination to
Communicate with the stars, trees,
And animals; able to live more intensely.

To walk in the morning as the sun
Comes up over the Rincon Mountains
Casting long shadows along the path as
The sky keeps its freshness from the night.

The air is crisp. I watch as birds fly by
Evoking in my thoughts, the dawn breeze
Becomes brisker, creating movement sounds
Percussion for the bird’s songs.

— kenne

Golden Columbine On Mt. Lemmon   3 comments

Golden Columbine On Mt. Lemmon, July 2022 — Image by kenne

The only wisdom we can hope to acquire

Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.

— from Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot

Ladybug on Common Yarrow   Leave a comment

Ladybug on Common Yarrow (July 8, 2022) — Image by kenne

on the meadow trail

few mountain flowers this year

observing the few

— kenne

Echo Azure Butterflies   Leave a comment

Echo Azure Butterflies — Image by kenne

“Flies January through September. Echo Azures (wingspan 19 – 32 mm) range from Southern British Columbia,
east to Montana, and south along the Pacific Coast to Baja California, using a wide variety of habitats
with woody host plants. Larvae feed on a variety of plants, including wild lilacs, California buckeye, and blackberries.
With multiple flights per year, adults are active from spring to fall, feeding on larval host plants as well as toyon,
cascara, and pussypaws.

Previously the Azures were considered one species, but taxonomists have recently begun
reclassification into multiple species. Originally listed in Park documents as Celastrina argiolus ladon,
the Common Azure of the West is now recognized as Celastrina echo.”
— Source: inaturalist.org 

White-winged Dove Atop Patio Fountain   Leave a comment

White-winged Dove Atop Patio Fountain Looking Down At Water — Image by kenne

“Be wise as a serpent and wary as a dove!”

— Mark Twain

Different Bodies, Same Minds   1 comment

Justin (the Photo Boomer), Joy, and Kenne, in Galveston — Image Scanned in 2006 from the Late 1980s

different bodies

same minds

unlike for B. B.

the thrill remains

— kenne

White-winged Doves At Feeder   3 comments

Whitewinged Doves At Feeder — Image by kenne

The white-winged doves have figured out how to land on this feeder and proceed to ‘pig-out,’ making it difficult for smaller birds to feed. Fortunately, this is not the case with the more awkward mourning doves; they end up getting any spillage on the ground.

— kenne

Abstract Art, 2006   Leave a comment

“These Fellings” — B & W Abstract by kenne

You know it ain’t easy
For these thoughts here to leave me
There’s no words to describe it
In French or in English

`cause diamonds they fade
And flowers they bloom
And I’m telling you

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
They’ve been knockin’ me out lately
Whenever you come around me

These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
I keep thinking in a moment that
Time will take them away
But these feelings won’t go away

— Clarence Copeland Greenwood

Glowing Sunset   Leave a comment

Glowing Sunset — Image by kenne

“Life does not come with instructions on how to live,

but it does come with trees, sunsets, smiles, and laughter,

so enjoy your day.”

— Debbie Shapiro

 
 
 

Pyrrhuloxia At Our Patio Fountain   3 comments

We haven’t seen too many Pyrrhuoxias coming to the feeder and fountain this summer,

but this guy is interested in cooling off from our triple-digit temperatures here in Tucson.

This Pyrrhuoxia looks like an immature male because of the dark bill. Adults have a yellow bill.

— kenne

Pyrrhuloxia (July 17, 2022) — Images by kenne

The Old Days — No Words   Leave a comment

The Old Days — Image by kenne

Empress Leilia   2 comments

Empress Leilia Butterfly — Image by kenne

I dreamed I was a butterfly,

flitting around in the sky;

then I awoke.

Now I wonder:

Am I a man

who dreamt of being a butterfly,

or am I a butterfly

dreaming that I am a man?

— Zhuangzi

Two-tailed Swallowtail   2 comments

Two-tailed Swallowtail — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Butterfly

Flutterby,
Butterfly,
Floating flower
in the sky.
Kiss me with your
Petal wings—
Whisper secrets,
Tell of spring.

 

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