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A Tucson Sunset   Leave a comment

A Tucson Sunset — Panorama by kenne

Beautiful sunsets need clouds in the sky.

— kenne

Nature Doing Its Thing   3 comments

Nature Doing Its Thing — Bee On Prickly Pear Cactus Image by kenne

 

Trailing Windmills Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Trailing Windmills — Image by kenne

The orchid-colored trailing windmills is a vine that grows along the ground; the plant may be 10 feet across.
The stems, leaves, and buds are covered with soft white hair. The stems and flowers are sticky, and one rarely finds
a flower without grains of sand stuck on the upper surface. Technically, what appears to be 1 flower is a cluster
of 3 resembling a single radially symmetrical flower but no one but a trained botanist would ever guess it.
— Source: wildflower.org

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

Desert Cottontail In The Brush   Leave a comment

Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus auduboni (Sabino Canyon Recreational Area) — Image by kenne

The desert portion of their common name arises from their distribution across the arid lands of the
American Southwest and Plains states. “Auduboni” honors John James Audubon,
the famous bird painter and naturalist. 

Birding In Ecuador   1 comment

Andean Cockof the Rock — Image by Hugh Poland

In early February, my stepson-in-law went birding in Ecuador. Upon his return to Kingwood, Texas, Hugh put together this trip video.

— kenne

Prickly Pear Blossom Abstract   2 comments

Prickly Pear Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Prickly Pear Blossom
Most all nature is ad lib
Theme variations.

— kenne

No Rain In Those Clouds   Leave a comment

“No Rain In Those Clouds” — Image by kenne

No rain in those clouds
Looking up through high still air
Ancient rocks give way.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon, Cedar Waxwing   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon, Cedar Waxwing — Image by kenne

Waxwings

Four Tao philosophers as cedar waxwings
chat on a February berry bush
in sun, and I am one.

Such merriment and such sobriety—
the small wild fruit on the tall stalk—
was this not always my true style?

Above an elegance of snow, beneath
a silk-blue sky a brotherhood of four
birds. Can you mistake us?

To sun, to feast, and to converse
and all together—for this I have abandoned
all my other lives.

 
— Robert Francis

 

Winter Wren In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Winter Wren In Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“‘Hear! hear!’ screamed the jay from a neighboring tree,
where I had heard a tittering for some time,
‘winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel,
if you know where to look for it.'”

– Henry David Thoreau

Empress Leilia Butterfly   1 comment

Empress Leilia Butterfly — Image by kenne

Colors of butterfly images

depend heavily on lighting

and angle of the sunlight,

which can make identification

a challenge for novice

butterfly watchers.

— kenne

Barn Owl Up Close   2 comments

Barn Owl Up Close — Image by kenne

Nature is not to be
put in order,

nature is order.
We must put
ourselves

in accord
with this order.

Raven In A Winter Wonderland   3 comments

Raven In A Winter Wonderland — Image by kenne


Create the picture you wish to show
Relieve my mind before I blow.
Use my hand,
I’ll take the chance,
I trust you with my mind and limb
Sing to me your silent hymn
Sedate me with your loving trance,
Trace your world upon this pale land.

— from A Raven In The Snow by AemmaBella

Macaws In Flight   Leave a comment

Macaws In Flight In The Amazon (August 2019) — Image by kenne

Attractive to see
Always announce their presence
Noisy to the ear.

— kenne

Road To Mt. Lemmon   1 comment

Fall Colors On The Road To Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

I know fall is here
You can feel it in the air
Signs are everywhere.

A blue sky above
Framing the colors of fall
Can we stop the clock?

The days are shorter
Our nights are by the fireplace
It’s hot-toddy time!

— kenne

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