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Mission San José de Tumacácori Church   Leave a comment

NogalesImage by kenne

Even while I walk this ground
I imagine a time that was different
For brown people whose land was
Taken by people in long robes on horses
Who proselytized the native peoples
Building missions in the harsh desert.

Today, like most colonial missions
The ruins are preserved for tourists
Mostly old people, who walk the grounds
Near the Santa Cruz River
Learning about the Spanish conquest
What was, t
hat is now no longer. 

— kenne

Striped Coral Root   Leave a comment

coralroot (1 of 1) blogStriped Coral Root in the Mt.Bigelow forest in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Those of us who weekly hike in the Santa Catalina Mountains frequently turn to Frank S. Rose’s field guide to the Santa Catalina Mountains, Mountain Wildflowers of Southern Arizona. On Friday’s hike, some of the hikers recognized this plant a coral root, a relatively rare plant in the Catalinas, we did verify our finding in Frank’s guide.

Like most orchids of genus Corallorhiza,  they have no chlorophyll and are mycoheterotrophic, making use of fungi to obtain carbon from the roots of nearby trees.

— kenne

My Dearest Orchid   Leave a comment

Orchad (1 of 1) art blog IIComputer Art by kenne

My lips burning within longing
to meet yours my dearest orchid
I will never ever leave you
as in the softest touch commands obedience
breathtaking aroma a soul thirsty
drifting faraway when I close my eyes
nightly dreaming of you

— from A Scent Of Love Perfume, by Anne Lise Andresen


	

Posted July 16, 2015 by kenneturner in Arizona, Art, Computer Art, Information, Orchid

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