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Mourning Doves Wait   2 comments

Mourning Doves Wait — Image by kenne

The doves wait

in a tree near 

the bird feeder

until I leave my

chair on the patio.

— kenne


Carpenter Bee On Fleabane Wildflower   1 comment

Carpenter Bee On Fleabane Wildflower — Image by kenne

There’s a lot to notice

on the morning walks 

in the spring. But what 

strikes me in a special way

are all the flowers —

a reason to take my camera.

— kenne

Sotol Blossoms   Leave a comment

Common Sotol Blooms (Dasylirion wheeleri) — Images by kenne

Thousands of tiny greenish-white flowers in a long, narrow cluster that grows
from a dense bunch of many slender, spiny leaves.

Bottlebrush Tree Blossom   Leave a comment

Bottlebrush Tree Blossom — Image by kenne

What is not to like

Red with a background of blue

With a dash of green.

— kenne

Cactus Blossoms Are Everywhere This Spring   1 comment

Cactus Blossoms Are Everywhere This Spring — Images by kenne

Prickly pear cactus

Yellow, the color of spring

Lights up the desert.

— kenne

Living In The Desert   3 comments

Blooming Over Night — Image by kenne

I’ve lived in the desert —
now many springs
surrounded by beauty
that comes and goes
utterly without regret
each season I capture
moments of immortal
medicine still provides
a sharp and solid mine.

— kenne

Spring Time In The Desert   2 comments

Ocotillos In Bloom — HDR Image by kenne

Red torches light up

The desert in the springtime

Many shades of red.

— kenne

House Finch On Ocotillo — Image by kenne

Cardinal At Patio Feeder   1 comment

Male Cardinal At Patio Feeder This Morning — Image by kenne

A male cardinal
Bright red in the morning sun
A year-round neighbor.

Not seen, but nearby
the muted colored female
Proceeds with caution.

— kenne

Round-tail Ground Squirrel   Leave a comment

Round-tail Ground Squirrel — Image by kenne

Scooting on the ground

Occasionally standing

For a better view.

— kenne

Little Blue Butterfly   Leave a comment

Marine Blue Butterfly — HDR Image by kenne

Pretty butterfly

Taking a break on a leaf

So small and so blue.

— kenne

Easter Morning On The Patio   Leave a comment

Curve-billed Thruster at Patio Feeder On Easter Morning — HDR image by kenne

Back from my morning walk
Time for coffee on the patio
And watching birds at the feeder.

— kenne


Arizona Spring   2 comments

Two More Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

Arizona Spring

The honeysuckle nectar is gathered with a buzz

Cactus flowers perform their sweet encore, just because

Sandals tip toe in short skirts, so busy are the eyes

Spilling ink are poets, minding minds of the wise

Love is in the air breezing through limbs and leaves

Newlyweds sniffing with mouths under dancing trees

Spring has sprung and love is singing everywhere

While country clocks crawl and standing still is Time Square

— Warner Baxter

Our First Spring Cactus Blossom   3 comments

Our First Spring Cactus Blossom (March 31, 2023) — Image by kenne

“I’m an observer of life. I like to watch people, and I like to watch cactus.
I like to talk to mountains and communicate with my friends in the other spheres and dimensions.”

— Frederick  Lenz 

Snow On Prickly Pear Cactus   Leave a comment

Prickly Pear Cactus — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Winter hangs on
in the cold air
hugging its 
bare bones.

— kenne

Mourning Doves Looking For A Nest Building Place   1 comment

Mourning Doves Looking For A Nest Building Place — Image by kenne

“The mourning dove is a carrier of faith and love. Whenever I am faced with the storms of life,
I don’t have to fret because peace and protection are assured.

This peaceful spirit can call upon the tranquillity around me in times of stress or uncertainty.”

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