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Cream Cup Wildflower   Leave a comment

Creamcups wildflowers-1-of-1-7-blog-3Cream Cup Wildflower (Platystemon californicus) — Image by kenne

This lovely wildflower often grows in the moist, sandy ground at the edges of desert washes.
These flowers are partly wind-pollinated and partly pollinated by solitary bees.

— kenne

The Desert Torch   Leave a comment

Ocotillo Blossom-torch-72Ocotillo Blossom — Image by kenne

ocotillo lights
dance beneath the desert sky
with its torches

— kenne

In Memory Of W. S. Mervin   2 comments

Clouds (1 of 1)-4 blog“Forgetting Clouds” — Image by kenne

Forgetting Clouds

The quiet morning has a few cloud friends 
that are gone when I look for them again 
in this one summer to which I have come 
after everything that I remember 
what can I call it before it has gone 
it does not hear me and does not know me 
it passes without seeing I am here 
it is only me going my own way 
there is no one else who can forget it

— W. S. Mervin

“W. S. Merwin, a formidable American poet who for more than 60 years labored under a formidable poetic yoke: the imperative of using language — an inescapably concrete presence on the printed page — to conjure absence, silence and nothingness, died on Friday at his home near Haiku-Pauwela, Hawaii. He was 91.” New York Times, March 15, 2019

 

 

Phacelia crenulata Sonoran Desert Wildflower   3 comments

Phacelia crenulata--Phacelia crenulata-72Phacelia crenulata Sonoran Desert Wildflower (March 15, 2019) — Image by kenne

The Phacelia crenulata is one of many very small (1/2 inch wide and have 5 round lobes) wildflowers that are common across the Sonoran Desert on rocky slopes and near washes. This image was taken along the Sweetwater trail in the Tucson Mountains, west of Tucson.

— kenne

Top of Wasson Peak   2 comments

Top of Wasson Peak (1 of 1) blogTop of Wasson Peak In the Tucson Mountains — Image by kenne

Top of the mountain

My celebration of spring

The body renewed.

— kenne

Desert Mariposa Lily   Leave a comment

desert mariposa lily (1 of 1)-4-72Desert Mariposa Lily with two Gold Poppies — Images by kenne

This is the time of year for some outstanding wildflower displays in the Tucson area, and we are having a banner year. The desert is quick to display its beauty after abundant rains we have experienced this winter.

— kenne

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Shaving Heads And Beards For Childhood Cancer Research   Leave a comment

This past Saturday (March 9th) we were in Las Vegas and watched some of the fundraising for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation ($500,000 Goal) at Nine Fine Irishmen-New York New York Hotel & Casino. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. This was a real entertaining and fun event.

Shaving for CARE-3-72

Images by kenne

 

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