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Night-blooming Cereus Fruit   Leave a comment

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Night-blooming cereus-2-72Night-blooming Cereus Fruit (Sabino Canyon Recreational Area) — Images by kenne

“This unusual cactus has an aura of mystery about it, as it is rarely seen in the wild. Looking like dead creosote branches, it is not until it blooms that the Desert Night-blooming Cereus becomes obvious. Most of its mass is in a tuber below the ground. Twiggy finger-thick stems can grow up to 5’ long. Flowering happens at night, usually occur in June, and blooms are large, white, and fragrant. Golf ball size bright red fruit follow. This species occurs naturally in Arizona to Chihuahua, Zacatecas, and Sonora.”

— Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 

    FLOWER of the moon!
Still white is her brow whom we worshiped on earth long ago;
Yea, purer than pearls in deep seas, and more virgin than snow.
The dull years veil their eyes from her shining, and vanish afraid,
Nor profane her with age—the immortal, nor dim her with shade.        

It is we are unworthy, we worldlings, to dwell in her ways;
We have broken her altars and silenced her voices of praise.
She hath hearkened to singing more silvern, seen raptures more bright;
To some planet more pure she hath fled on the wings of the night,—
    Flower of the moon!  

— from The Night-Blooming Cereus by Harriet Monroe

 

Mourning Doves III   2 comments

It was 105 degrees yesterday, so mom must have decided it was plenty warm to leave the chicks without her body heat. Not really sure, but I saw an opportunity to photo the two little guys. — kenneMourning Doves-3-72

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The Good Fight   4 comments

Old Cactus (1 of 1)-2 Art_blog“It’s A Tough Life” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Good Fight

It is a tough life

In my second century

Giving the good fight.

— kenne

Abstract Sonoran Sunset   2 comments

Sunset June 2, 2012 49 (1)-Edit-4-72-2Abstract Sonoran Sunset — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Everyday at sunset
the sky becomes a canvas
nature uses to paint the sunset.

Day and night come together
in a brief moment of silence
naked in the twilight hour.

— kenne

Joshua Tree   Leave a comment

joshua-tree-1-of-1-6-b-w-blogJoshua Tree — Image by kenne

The splendor of the Joshua tree
is as unique and identifiable
to the Mohave Desert
as the majestic saguaro cactus
is to the Sonoran Desert.

— kenne

Celestial Sonoran Skies   Leave a comment

Celestial Skies-17_art-Edit-1-art-72Celestial Sonoran Skies — Photo-Artistry by kenne

My eye focuses with unqualified attention
on a wide range of creation that my sense of 
discrimination is reduced for lack of use
allowing a sense of coherence to appear.

— kenne

Way Off The Beaten Path   2 comments

Blue Dicks-3-72Springtime In The Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne

“Every time I’ve strayed from the beaten path I’ve never regretted it.”

— Tori Murden
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