View From Colossal Cave: Vail, Arizona (Children and Grandchildren: Dave, Katelyn, Jaxon, Kate, and Nick) — Image by kenne
Archive for the ‘Sonoran Desert’ Category
“On This Rock” — Image by kenne
On This Rock
Life grows on this rock
A little water and sun
Brings forth miracles.
Mexican Poppies and Desert Lupines Blooming in the Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne
Sap 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.
Making art in America is about saving one’s soul.
— Charles Simic
Broad-billed Hummingbird in Sabino Canyon (January 18, 2017) — Images by kenne
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The order of things
Is not determined by us
Bird 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