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Hummingbird Art   2 comments

Hummingbird Art — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The two worst tactical errors you can make
are acting too early
and allowing an opportunity to slip by.”

— Paulo Coelho

 

Choices   Leave a comment

Rufous Hummingbird“Choices” Rufous Hummingbird Near Macromeria Blossoms — Image by kenne

 

Rufous Hummingbird   2 comments

Rufous Hummingbird-72Rufous Hummingbird — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Oh little bird, little bird

Come fly by my head

So I can hear your wings

Churn the air around me.

— kenne

 

Anna’s Hummingbird   1 comment

Anna's Hummingbird-72Anna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

Named for the 19th-century Italian duchess Anna Massena, the
Anna’s hummingbird is one of only three hummingbird species
that are permanent residents of the United States and Canada.
(The others are the Allen’s and Costa’s.) This hardy hummingbird
has the northernmost year-round range of any North American
hummingbird species.

American Bird Conservancy

Hummingbird Art   1 comment

Hummingbird On Nest-Edit-3-art-72-2Hummingbird in Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Hi, little bird friend,

You fly nearby, dart around

Howdydo, fly on.

— kenne

Hello Little Friend   Leave a comment

Desert Museum-9806-art-72Photo-Artistry by kenne

Hello little friend
attend to what you hunger
be true to yourself.

— kenne

 

Anna’s Hummingbird   1 comment

Ken & Mary Visit -- Anna's Hummingbird-72.jpgAnna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

It started just now with a hummingbird
Hovering over the porch two yards away then gone,
It stopped me studying.
I saw the redwood post
Leaning in clod ground
Tangled in a bush of yellow flowers
Higher than my head, through which we push
Every time we came inside —
The shadow network of the sunshine
Through its vines. White-crowned sparrows
Made tremendous singings in the trees
The rooster down the valley crows and crows.
Jack Kerouac outside, behind my back
Reads the Diamond Sutra in the sun.

— from Migration of Birds by Gary Snyder

Rufous Hummingbird   1 comment

Ken & Mary Visit -- Rufous Hummingbird-72.jpgRufous Hummingbird, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum — Image by kenne

The wings of this adult make a high buzzy trill in flight.
The rufous is known for their extraordinary flight skills,
flying 2,000 mi during their migratory transits. 

— kenne

A Hummingbird’s Nest   Leave a comment

Anna’s Hummingbird   Leave a comment

Anna's Hummingbird-Edit-1-blogAnna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

Hello little bird
Resting for just a moment
Till time to move on.

— kenne

Anna’s Hummingbird   4 comments

Anna's Hummingbird-Edit-2-blogAnna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

Anna’s Hummingbird
A beautiful little bird
Darts before my eyes.

— kenne

Expectations   Leave a comment

Desert 9799 Hummingbird art blogPainting by kenne (March 20, 2018)

Expectations

Who are you
you who share
my very existence
with your expectations
sometimes calling them traditions
placing more value
on the worth of your expectations.
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of my very being.

Who am I
I who share
your very existence
with my expectations
sometimes calling them logical
placing more value
on the worth of my expectations
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of your very being.

Who are we
we who share
their very existence
with our expectations
sometimes calling them unconditional
placing more value
on the worth of our expectations
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of their very being.

Who are they
they who share
our very existence
with their expectations
sometimes calling them laws
placing more value
on the worth of their expectations
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of our very being.

Who are we
we who share
a universal existence
with our expectations
sometimes calling them just
placing more value
on the worth of all expectations
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of a universal being.

— Kenne (November 2007)

Anna’s Hummingbird   2 comments

Hummingbird - Youth blogFemale Anna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

Lack of rain in the Sonoran Desert has reduced the amount of food available for hummingbirds — very few wildflowers this year. But my lemon tree, which is in bloom has been attacking several of these small birds. Plus, I’m not sure how the warmer than normal has affected migration. 

Here in Tucson, you can see hummingbirds year-round in riparian areas and backyards. We are fortunate to have The Paton Center for Hummingbirds, a place to explore and experience the special birds of southeast Arizona. It is dedicated to the celebration and conservation of hummingbirds—and all of southeast Arizona’s astounding biodiversity—through recreation, education, and sustainable living.

— kenne

Framed In A Kaleidascope World   Leave a comment

Framed in a Kalidascope World blogFramed In A Kaleidoscope World (Juvenile Anna’s Hummingbird) — Computer Art by kenne

Female Anna’s Hummingbird   Leave a comment

Female Anna's Hummingbird-framed blogFemale Anna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

One day a hummingbird flew in–
It fluttered against the window til I got it down
where I could reach it with an open umbrella– —
When I had it in my hand it was so small
I couldn’t believe I had it–but I could feel the intense life–
so intense and so tiny– …You were like the humming bird to me…
And I am rather inclined to feel that you and I know
the best part of one another without spending much time together– —
It is not that I fear the knowing– It is that I am at this moment
willing to let you be what you are to me–
it is beautiful and pure and very intensely alive.

— Georgia O’Keeffe
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