Archive for the ‘Sonoran Desert’ Category

My Horns Are Feathers   Leave a comment

Great Horn Owl-1013 art blogGreat Horned Owl — Image by kenne

My horns are feathers
and not ears as some may think,
they are in my head.

— kenne

“Two Lizards”   Leave a comment

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Lizard-1031 blog“Two Lizards” (Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum) — Images by kenne

The Path Of Dreams   1 comment

Giffords Office“Sonoran Heat” — Computer Painting by kenne 

The Path of Dreams

There were no trails where I walk.
I walk the desert, poor and broke
thinking of family in Mexico. 

Continuing north, I make a path
around the cactus and desert brush.

The sun, still low in the east,
temperature now rising faster
than the morning sun.

Low in water, I find an
old mesquite tree to rest
in its shade until late afternoon.

Then, I will continue following
the path of my dreams —
carefully watching for
green and white trucks.

— kenne

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

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