Archive for the ‘Flowers’ Category

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

 

Mexican Bird of Paradise Art   1 comment

Mexican Bird of Paradise-7772 blogMexican Bird of Paradise Art by kenne

Bird of paradise
Mexican style in Tucson
Attractive to bees

— kenne

Spring Yard Flowers Around Our Tucson Home — A Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Late Spring Flowers in the Desert — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

 

Bee On A Desert Chicory Wildflower   Leave a comment

Desert Chicory-6391 art blogBee on a Desert Chicory Wildflower — Computer Art by kenne

The Song of the Bee

Buzz! buzz! buzz!
This is the song of the bee.
His legs are yellow;
A jolly, good fellow,
And yet a great worker is he.

In days that are sunny
He’s getting his honey,
In days that are cloudy
He’s making his wax:
On pinks and on lilies,
And gay daffodillies,
And columbine blossoms,
He levies a tax

Buzz! buzz! buzz!
The sweet-smelling clover,
He, humming, hangs over;
The scent of the roses
Makes fragrant his wings:
He never gets lazy;
From thistle and daisy,
And weeds of the meadow,
Some treasure he brings.

Buzz! buzz! buzz!
From morning’s first light
Till the coming of night,
He’s singing and toiling
The summer day through.
Oh! We may get weary,
And think work is dreary;
‘Tis harder by far
To have nothing to do.

— Marian Douglas

(from The Book of Virtues”: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories by William J. Bennett)

Caliche Globemallow   Leave a comment

Caliche globemallow-6405 art blogCaliche Globemallow — Image by kenne

   My legacy –
         What will it be?
Flowers in spring,
The cuckoo in summer,
And the crimson maples

     Of autumn …

— Ryokan  

Wildflower Art   Leave a comment

Heartleaf Goldeneye-1256 art blogHeartleaf Goldeneye (April 13, 2017) — Computer Art by kenne

But it’s all still there in my heart and soul.

The walk, the hills, the sky, the solitary pain and pleasure —

they will grow larger, sweeter, lovelier in the days to come,

like a treasure found and then, voluntarily, surrendered.

Returned to the mountains with my blessing.

It leaves a golden glowing on the mind.”

— from Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside” by Edward Abbey, 

Desert Rose Mallow   Leave a comment

globe-mellow-0670-blogDesert Rose Mallow– Image by kenne

Wildflowers

You belong among the wildflowers,
You belong somewhere close to me.
Far away from your trouble and worries
You belong somewhere you feel free.

— Tom Petty

 

Sara Orange Tip Butterfly   1 comment

Maiden Pools HikeSara Orange Tip Butterfly — Image by kenne

A Light Exists In Spring

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay —

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

— Emily Dickinson 

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/a-light-exists-in-spring-by-emily-dickinson

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