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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

Golden Columbine Wildflower   Leave a comment

Golden Columbine Wildflower — Image by kenne

The Golden Columbine is native to moist canyon seeps in the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts of southwestern
North America.
The word columbine comes from columbinus, in Latin “dove,” referring to the flower’s resemblance
to a cluster of 5 doves. The spurs represent the birds’ heads and shoulders; the spreading sepals,
the wings; the blade of the petal, each bird’s body. The genus name, from the Latin aquila (“eagle”),
alludes to the petals, which resemble eagle talons. — Source:

Golden Columbine Wildflower   Leave a comment

Golden Columbine Wildflower In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own.
For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”

— Alan Watts

Golden Columbine On Box Camp Trail   1 comment

Golden Columbine On Box Camp Trail (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Mountain rains

bring out wildflowers

yellow and orange

in a sea green.

— kenne

A Columbine Bouquet   Leave a comment

A Columbine Bouquet — Image by kenne

At the edge of a stream

Stretching through mountain woods

Watching clouds create dark shadows

That sink down the stream where

Golden columbines shine

Though the dark shadows.

— kenne


Nothing Gold Can Stay   1 comment

Golden Columbine WildflowerGolden Columbine — Image by kenne

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down today.

Nothing gold can stay.

— Robert Frost



Bougainvillea & Sunsets December 2012Sunset — Image by kenne


Nature Is A Sphere   Leave a comment

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13Mt. Lemmon Golden Columbine — Image by kenne

Nature is a sphere
Revealing cosmic patterns
In all the clutter.

— kenne

Golden Columbine Art   1 comment

Aspen Loop To Wilderness RocksGolden Columbine Art by kenne

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

— E. O. Wilson

The Columbine Wildflower, My Mountain Muse II   1 comment

columbine (1 of 1) framed blogThe Columbine Wildflower, My Mountain Muse II

sometimes I whisper

to my mountain muse —

come to my place.

come tomorrow.

on the way home

I thought of her

the yellow strips,

the dividing line.

— kenne

The Columbine Wildflower, My Mountain Muse   1 comment

columbine (1 of 1) art blogColumbine Wildflower Computer Art — Image by kenne

Always so tempting,

like the daughters

of the mountain god

tempting me to climb

down the narrow ravine,

I walked by

talking to myself

hoping to not hear

the music of

my mountain muse.

We hiked miles

before I decided

to photograph

another columbine,

attracted by the sound

of the nearby stream

providing background vocals,

as sun rays kissed

her golden lips.

— kenne

Expanding My Golden Columbine WildflowerConsciousness   1 comment

Columbine (1 of 1) art blogExpanding My Golden Columbine Wildflower Consciousness — Image by kenne

Golden Columbine With A Grunge Art Layer   1 comment

Golden Columbine with a Grunge Art Layer — Image by kenne

The Flower, . . .   2 comments

columbine blogGolden Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha) — Image by kenne

The flower,

without it

there would be

no humanity.

— kenne

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