Archive for the ‘Sonoran Desert’ Category

Sonoran Desert Mushrooms   4 comments

Desert Mushroom-72Montagnea mushrooms grow in the Sonoran Desert and can frequently be seen in open spaces in Tucson.

— kenne 

Desert Sunsets Should Not Be Taken For Granted   1 comment

Sunset DSC_1433-72Desert Sunsets Should Not Be Taken For Granted — Image by kenne

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.

— Albert Camus

Sonoran Desert Wildflowers   1 comment

Picacho Peak

Saguaro Scars   2 comments

Saguaro Scars-Edit-1-72.jpgSaguaro Scars — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Mid-life saguaros
Having survived desert heat
Have plenty of scars.

— kenne

There’s A Reason Why The Sonoran Desert Is Called A Lush Desert   1 comment

This time of year Picacho Peak State Park is an excellent example of the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.
Plants are at the greenest and wildflowers provide dots of color on the desert canvass.

The canvass of the desert
may appear to have no order.
Yet it is orderly,
but we don’t know why.

A poet has said;
If you want to know
where the flowers came from,
not even the spring goddess knows.

— kenne

Panorama west of Picacho Peak-72.jpg

Images by kenne

 

The Desert Torch   Leave a comment

Ocotillo Blossom-torch-72Ocotillo Blossom — Image by kenne

ocotillo lights
dance beneath the desert sky
with its torches

— kenne

Sonoran Spring   2 comments

Sonoran Spring-72Sonoran Spring — Image by kenne

Most days I walk the rocky trails
with a camera hanging on my shoulder.
I stop, and again a little farther down
to gather a new perspective making use of
color and brightness everywhere I look.

With age, I have become a more casual hiker
allowing more time to ponder and train my eyes
to better capture the raw mystery and diversity
of plants and animals in the Sonoran spring,
where life is both fragile and strong.

— kenne

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