Archive for the ‘Sonoran Desert’ Category

View From Colossal Cave: Vail, Arizona   Leave a comment

Cave-0868 Dave Katelyn Jaxon Kate NickView From Colossal Cave: Vail, Arizona (Children and Grandchildren: Dave, Katelyn, Jaxon, Kate, and Nick) — Image by kenne

On This Rock   2 comments

Romero Pools“On This Rock” — Image by kenne

On This Rock

Life grows on this rock

A little water and sun

Brings forth miracles.

— kenne

The Sonoran Desert In Bloom   1 comment

Southerland TrailMexican Poppies and Desert Lupines Blooming in the Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne

Mesquite Girdler Beetle   1 comment

scvn-nature-walk-01-12-12_20120111_1315-mesquite-girdler-blogSap drips from a Mesquite Girdler Beetle Cut — Image by kenne

A small beetle plays a big role in shaping the desert landscape. The female mesquite girdler beetle chews a deep groove around the diameter of a mesquite stem, and the resulting girdle kills the stem beyond the groove, where she will lay her eggs. The larval offspring bores into the dying wood. Thus, this little beetle effectively prunes mesquite trees helping shape the desert landscape.

— kenne

Making art in America is about saving one’s soul.

— Charles Simic

Nature Incarnate   Leave a comment

Broad-billed Hummingbird in Sabino Canyon (January 18, 2017) — Images by kenne
(Click on Image for Larger View)

The order of things
Is not determined by us
Nature incarnate.

— kenne

Bird On A Limb   1 comment

female-phainopepla-0296-art-blogBird On A Limb (Female Phainopepla) — Computer Art by kenne

“Be like the bird who,
halting in her flight
on a limb too slight,
yet sings, knowing she has wings.”

— Victor Hugo

Turkey Vulture Art   2 comments

turkey-vulture-1-of-1-13-blogTurkey Vulture Computer Art by kenne

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar,
but in a city, with its blaze of lights,
it is unnatural and menacing.
It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers,
biding its time.

— W. Somerset Maugham 

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