Archive for the ‘Plants’ Category

Desert Orangetip Butterfly   Leave a comment

7 Falls April 2013Desert Orangetip Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Curiously, light-loving GREEN plants reject the Sun’s GREEN light,
reflecting it back at you, which is why they look GREEN.”

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Fiddlenecks Wildflower — Photo-Artistry   1 comment

Fiddlenecks-Edit-art-72.jpgFiddlenecks Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A weedy plant like the fiddlenecks
are abundant this year
after unusually wet winter,
and dense patches can cover the ground.

If I were a plant purist
I would have not created this art piece.

— kenne

First Camellia Bonsai Blossom   1 comment

camellia flower-0743 framed blogFirst Camellia Bonsai Blossom — Image by kenne

 

One year ago October, our friends Kathy and Bob from Winchester, Virginia visited us. They gave us our first camellia bonsai tree. Since then I have been careful to make sure it was watered regularly here in the desert southwest. Although it is typically a late fall blooming plant, the little tree didn’t have any blossoms when we receive it. So, we have been anxiously waiting for it to bloom this fall, wondering if the buds were ever going to open. This image is the first blossom. 

Thanks again, Kathy and Bob for the lovely bonsai.

— kenne

Plant Gall Art   Leave a comment

scvn-nature-walk-01-12-12_20120111_1302-art-iv-blogPlant Gall — Grunge Art by kenne

“In nature nothing exists alone.”

— Rachel Carson

Christmas Cholla   1 comment

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christmas-cholla-0285-blogChristmas Cholla (Sabino Canyon, December 26, 2016) — Images by kenne

The Christmas cactus common to the Sonoran Desert is the Cylindropuntia leptocaulis. It’s a Christmas cholla. It got its name because the red fruit on the pencil-thin joints appears from November into March.

— kenne

Rain Drops On A Echeveria Plant   7 comments

gray-succulant-1-of-1-2-blogRain Drops On a Echeveria Plant (September 9, 2016) — Image by kenne

On April 7, 2016, I posted some images of Echeveria Blossoms. The blossoms are small, but exceptionally beautiful. Now long gone, still nature has a way of creating beauty through collaboration — rain water beading on this gray succulent.

 

Silverleaf Oak Gall   Leave a comment

Green Mountain Trail (1 of 1)-9 Oak Gall blogSilverleaf Oak Gall Near the Green Mountain Trail at 6,000 ft. in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

“Oak galls are caused by a group of small insects known as gall makers. Galls are a part of the insect’s reproductive cycle and provide a protected enclosure for development of offspring (larvae). The gall is formed by the tree in reaction to insect-released chemicals or other stimuli, which incite plant hormones to form the gall. The inside of the gall is rich with protein and provides a source of concentrated food for the developing larvae.” — Tony Bratsch

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