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Apache Beggarticks Wildflower   Leave a comment

Apache Beggarticks Wildflowers On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

As fall comes to Mt. Lemmon

The mixed conifer forest begins

To show its autumn colors as

Mountain wildflowers will remain

Until the winter snows start to fall

And Mt. Lemmon becomes a house

Without beams and walls.

— kenne

Southern Dogface # 7   Leave a comment

Southern Dogface # 7 — Image by kenne

The southern dogface is a common butterfly this time of year here in Tucson,
and they are especially attracted to the Mexican Bird of Paradise blossoms. 

Though nothing can bring back the hour      

Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;     

      We will grieve not, rather find     

      Strength in what remains behind; 

      In the primal sympathy    

      Which having been must ever be;

      In the soothing thoughts that spring       

      Out of human suffering;   

      In the faith that looks through death,     

In years that bring the philosophic mind.

— from 536. Ode Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth

I Give To You A Bouquet Of Flowers   2 comments

Photo-Artistry by kenne

I give to you a bouquet of flowers

in the name of my love for you

on this day and our days to come.

— kenne

Death Of A Tulip   Leave a comment

Death Of A Tulip — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“To be a Flower, is profound
Responsibility —”

— from Bloom by Emily Dickinson

Be A Flower   Leave a comment

Flatspine Stickseed — Image by kenne

Be a flower. 
Be a seed. 
Let your growth
Arouse curiosity.
Let it fascinate
And amaze.
Let it inspire the artist
And the scientist. 
Let it shock the doubters.
Let it grant hope
To the hopeless.
Let it begin in silence, 
And end with a loud bang.
Don’t be an open book –
Be mysterious. 
Be extraordinary,
B
e undefinable, 
Be a ball of fiery fire, 
And above all, 
Grow in silence, 
And let your success
Do the talking.

― from Song of a Nature Lover by Michael Bassey Johnson, 

Sunflower Ally   Leave a comment

A Sunflower Ally in the Texas Sandhills State Park (August 8, 2021) — Image by kenne

Our 4th of July Poinsettia   Leave a comment

Happy 4th of July Pointettia (2021) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

We bought this poinsettia for Thanksgiving last year, and it’s still doing quite well. 

HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!

— kenne

Golden-Banded Skipper   Leave a comment

Aspen Loop July 2013Golden-Banded Skipper — Image by kenne

There are days when all we need are Flowers and butterflies.

— kenne

Water Lily Art   1 comment

Water Lily-art-72.jpgWater Lily– Photo-Artistry by kenne

Born on the water

Now located far away

Placed in an abstract

— kenne

 

King Canyon Trail To Wasson Peak, Revisited   1 comment

A couple of weeks ago some of us did our annual King Canyon trail hike to observe the wildflowers, which in the past was part of our hike on up to Wasson Peak. However, this year the plan was not to go all the way to the Peak. I hate to admit it, but time is beginning to catch up with us. So, the best I can do is to revisit a posting from six years ago. My days of cheating time might be running out.

— kenne

King Canyon To Wasson Peak

Kings Canyon Trail — Images by kenne

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Wildflower Slideshow by kenne

King Canyon To Wasson Peak

Panorama of Wasson Peak Near The Top

SCVN guided hike to Wasson Peak via Kings Canyon trail, which is about a seven mile (roundtrip) hike and elevation gain of 1,900 ft.
Some of our hikers made only the Kings Canyon trail to the first saddle since we were experiencing unusually warm record-setting temperatures (the mid-90’s).

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people
are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home;
that wilderness is a necessity…”
― John Muir

Just living is not enough . . .   4 comments

Hutches PoolPhoto-Artistry by kenne

Just living is not enough . . .
one must have sunshine,
freedom, and a little flower.

— Hans Christian Andersen

Yellow Rose Muse, Made For Soothing Thoughts   6 comments

Kemah_2015 05 03_0576-2 Yellow Rose blog IIYellow Rose Muse, Made for Soothing Thoughts — Image by kenne

“The greatest weapon against stress
is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

— William James

Wildflower Art — Lighting Up Each Day   Leave a comment

Sneezeweed Art (1 of 1)-3 blogWildflower Art — Image by kenne

Hardship In Houston

Brighten by a wildflower

Lighting up each day.

— kenne

My Mountain Princess   Leave a comment

Golden Columbine-3199 blogGolden Columbine, My Mountain Princess — Image by kenne

My Mountain Princess
Loves shadows and mountain streams
Sounds of moans and sighs.

— kenne

 

 

 

Colorado State University Annual Trial Garden Photos (July 31, 2017)   Leave a comment

Field Cresent Butterfly-3071 framed blogField Cresent Butterfly in Colorado State University Annual Trial Garden (July 31, 2017) — Image by kenne

The outdoor display and test areas at the Annual Flower Trial Garden were established to allow students, researchers, industry representatives, homeowners and extension personnel to learn, teach and evaluate through horticultural research and demonstration projects conducted in the unique environmental conditions of the Rocky Mountain/High Plains region.  Source: Colorado State University

CSU Annual Trail Garden Images by kenne

 

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