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Indian Paintbrush Computer Art   Leave a comment

Indian Paintbrush art blogIndian Paintbrush Computer Art by kenne

Mountain Wildflowers

Spring on the mountains
Without rain only a few
Scattered here and there.

— kenne

Signs Of Spring In The Desert   2 comments

Signs Of Spring In The Desert — Photo Essay by kenne

Desert Song

I thirst
for your rivers
your rippling mesas of sand
gold mirrors
on your sinuous curves

I thirst
for the saguaro
for the sweet juice of cactus
in the prickling sweat
of a desert sun

I thirst
for the searing of hot valleys
the bend of shimmer and heat
that bow that arcs the arrow
toward this center, my heart

I thirst
for the bloom, the sweet
languorous smells
this subtle perfume
elusive, as the scuttle of desert life

I thirst
for this tallest, deepest night
of stars and silence
when the moon is only a moon
silvering this light

— Ruth Housman

Another Sign Of Spring   Leave a comment

Eastern Collared Lizard-spring-2013-96-blog.jpgEastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne

Another sign of spring in the desert are our reptile friends, most scurrying about making it difficult to photograph. But not the eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris), who like to pose for you on a nearby rock. 

Welcome back, my friend — it is spring time in the Sonoran desert.

kenne

Solitude — “I’ll Take Mine On The Rocks!”   1 comment

Sabino Dam-02-12-14-0027-blog“Spring On The Rocks” (Sabino Creek near the dam.) — Image by kenne

“When you sit in silence long enough, you learn that silence has a motion.
It glides over you without shape or form, exactly like water.
Its color is silver.
And silence has a sound you hear only after hours of wading inside it.
The sound is soft, like flute notes rising up, like the words of glass speaking.
Then there comes a point when you must shatter the blindness of its words,
the blindness of its light.”

― Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water

Morning Walk   1 comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Western Sneezeweed and Honey Bee on Mt. Lemmon — Computer Art by kenne

Morning Walk

The morning air is dry

the sky is blue

a perfect time, thereby,

for a walk with you.

— kenne

A Sunflower For Joy   6 comments

University Avenue Yard Flowers (1 of 1)-2 grunge art blogA Sunflower for Joy –Grunge art by kenne

My best clothes

hang useless

next to old

faded t-shirts —

KLOL Rock Radio,

Chicago Blues Festival,

Sprint for Life,

all hiding memories

not forgotten, only

reserved for reasons

I cannot explain

nor feel I need to —

memories shared

like sunflowers

with Joy,

the secrets

routine prevents us

from discerning.

— kenne

Amazing What A Little Water Can Do In The Desert   1 comment

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University Avenue Yard Flowers (1 of 1)-3 blogRoses in Tucson Garden — Images by kenne

Nobody knows this little Rose—
It might a pilgrim be
Did I not take it from the ways
And lift it up to thee.
Only a Bee will miss it—
Only a Butterfly,
Hastening from far journey—
On its breast to lie—
Only a Bird will wonder—
Only a Breeze will sigh—
Ah Little Rose—how easy
For such as thee to die!

— Emily Dickinson

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