Archive for the ‘Patio’ Category

Mourning Dove In Nest   3 comments

Mourning Dove Image by kenne

Mourning Doves are primarily a bird of open country, scattered trees, and woodland edges, but large numbers roost in woodlots during winter. They feed on the ground in grasslands, agricultural fields, backyards, and roadsides.

They typically nest amid dense foliage on the branch of an evergreen, orchard tree, mesquite, cottonwood, or vine.  Unbothered by nesting around humans, Mourning Doves may even nest on gutters, eaves, light fixtures or abandoned equipment.

The male will bring nesting material to the female. She generally builds a very flimsy nest with no insulation. This one is atop a light fixture right outside our door.

— kenne

Patio Sunset, June 28, 2010   3 comments

First Patio Sunset Image June 2010 blogPatio Sunset, June 28, 2010 — Image by kenne
The first of many sunsets I have captured from our Tanuri Ridge patio.

Sunset # ***

How do you describe a sunset

when they’re all beautiful?

Yet, they are all different

and deserving of expression.

Try as I may,

words become redundant,

depleted of feeling,

left only with the silence

of nature’s best

at the end of the day —

Sunset # ***

— kenne

A Passing Butterfly   Leave a comment

Painted Lady-0414 blog IIPainted Lady Butterfly — Image by kenne

I gently rub
my beard
in deep thought
distracted only
by an occasional
butterfly
passing by
in the middle
of the day.

I savor
the moment
rubbing 
white whiskers
navigating through
mind droppings
reaching out
to catch 
a falling star.

The desert sky
bluer than the 
bluest of blues
a backdrop to
sun-scalded red
creating visuals
turning to words
honed by the soul
itching to be scratched.

— kenne

Hot Bird In Tucson   Leave a comment

Hot Bird-2945-blogImmature Canyon Towhee on 109 Degree Day (Bird I.D. by Jerry Bird) — Image by kenne

This Canyon Towhee has been spending time in the shade of our olive tree, which is near the patio fountain and feeders. Yes, birds can suffer heat strokes. — kenne

 

Visitor On The Patio Wall   Leave a comment

Visitor On the Patio Wall (1 of 1)-2 art-1 blogVisitor On The Patio Wall — Computer painting by kenne

Big bird on the wall
Lizards near the olive tree
A hot desert breeze.

Big bird looks around
Sound of water from fountain
Many attractions.

Small birds rest nearby
Waiting turns at the fountain
Big bird taking time.

kenne

Birds At The Patio Feeder   5 comments

Click on any of the tiled images for larger view in a slide show format.

Birds At The Patio Feeder — Images by kenne

Katelyn’s Zen Moment   4 comments

Janie & David VisitGranddaughter Katelyn’s Zen Moment (March 15, 2011) — Image by kenne

Four stones forming one
Sculptured in perfect balance
And  presence of mind.

— kenne

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