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A 4th 0f July Bath — Photo Essay   1 comment

On this 4th of July morning, I observed a Cooper’s Hawk bathing in our patio fountain.
Many birds drink from the fountain and occasionally will splash water on themselves.
However
, this morning was the first time I witnessed a hawk bathing in the water.

— kenne

Images by kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail   3 comments

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On a Mexican Bird of Paradice. — Image by kenne

“When words become unclear,
I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate,
I shall be content with silence.”

— Ansel Adams.

Perched Above The Feeder   1 comment

Perched Above The Feeder (Female House Finch) — Image by kenne

If a bird could talk, we would not understand her.

— kenne

Lesser Goldfinch — Water On A Hot Day   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinch: Water On A Hot Day — Image by kenne

birds come for water

water on a desert day

a sunny blue sky

— kenne

Prickly Pear Cactus Blossom   Leave a comment

Prickly Pear Cactus Blossom — Image by kenne

cactus flowers

are in many colors

in May

yellow is the

most common

— kenne

 

Cactus Flower   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom –Photo-Artistry by kenne

Cactus Flower

Sun, glare, heat, sweat

Dry, hot, summer, parched

Thirst

Brightly colored blossoms excite, invite

Gems

Longing for a hug

Not emotionally available

Sage green so tall and free, yet not a tree

Blooming high towards the desert sky

Far out of reach, not open to being that close

Pining for snuggles

Spikes

Burning desire to reciprocate your grandeur, but you don’t answer

Thorns

Glorious beauty

Why why why not for me?

Someday

Will I ever be, your bee?

— Michelethe Trainer

Life In A Flower   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom Art by kenne

Life in a flower

Just a brief moment in time

So life can move on.

— kenne

Yucca Blossoms   Leave a comment

Tanuri Ridge Yucca Blossoms — Image by kenne

Marine Blue Butterfly   2 comments

Marine Blue Butterfly on Meyer Lemon Leaf — Image by kenne

The Marine Blue or Striped Blue (Leptotes marina) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family.
It is found from South America through Mexico to Southern Texas, Arizona, and California.
— Source: inaturalist.org

Death Of A Tulip   Leave a comment

Death Of A Tulip — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“To be a Flower, is profound
Responsibility —”

— from Bloom by Emily Dickinson

Cactus Blossom   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom — Image by kenne

I wait for the moment
I’ll return to the trails
as I did for twelve years
beneath Tucson’s blue sky
in some world of youth
and springtime. Give me,
Powers of the Universe,
the springtime but
spare me the child.

— kenne

 

A Tucson Sunset   Leave a comment

A Tucson Sunset — Panorama by kenne

Beautiful sunsets need clouds in the sky.

— kenne

Cat’s Claw Vine On Queen Palm   Leave a comment

Cat’s Claw Vine On Queen Palm — Image by kenne

A Visitor On The Wall   Leave a comment

Greater Roadrunner On Patio Wall — Image by kenne

April thirty-four

A future date from the past

Trust at the moment.

— kenne

Hedgehog Cactus Blossoms   2 comments

Hedgehog Cactus (genus Echinocereus) Blossoms — Image by kenne

The hedgehog cactus earned its name because its short, spiny stems resemble hedgehogs.
The blossoms last for five days, opening in the morning and closing at night. 

 

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