Eastern 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.
“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
A Sunflower for Joy –Grunge art by kenne
My best clothes
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 —
routine prevents us
Roses 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
Two Contestants in US Fries Poutine Eating Contest — Images by kenne
More than 400 artists and food venders from across the U.S. in this year’s spring 4th Avenue Street Fair. This semi-annual (Fall and Spring) fair draws crowds of 200,000 to 350,000 and ranks as one of the top visual arts fairs in the country. With the beautiful spring weather this weekend, a record crowd is expected. This year more than 20 percent of them are brand new to the show.
One of the new attractions this spring was a food-eating contest put on by US Fries. Contestants were challenged to eat as many poutine dishes (a Canadian dish that consists of french fries, gravy, and cheese curds) as possible within five minutes.
Parry Penstemon — Image by kenne
The trail has become a school.
Why was I not surprised?
Sometimes hikers walk without a sound.
The hiker listens, as animals move
in their stillness to go unnoticed.
Just as the cancer entered her body,
unnoticed, without a sound.
Why were we surprised?