Archive for the ‘Tucson Arizona’ Category

Remaining Clouds After Monsoon Rains   1 comment

Remaining Clouds After Two Days of Monsoon Rains — Image by kenne

some clouds hang around

after days of monsoon rains

hang on or let go

— kenne

Bee On Goldeneye   Leave a comment

Bee On Goldeneye — Image by kenne

“We are plants which—

whether we like to admit it to ouselves or not—

must with our roots rise out of the earth

in order to bloom in the ether and to bear fruit.”

— from Works by Johann Peter Hebel

Monsoon Sunset   Leave a comment

Monsoon Sunset — Image by kenne

With just a few days left in July, Tucson has already received 5.71 inches of rain, making this the fourth-wettest July.
I have recorded 7 inches on our patio in the Catalina Foothills. This amount of rain will help Southern Arizona recover
from the ongoing drought, improving from a D4-exceptional drought to a D3-extreme drought (National Weather Service).
There are indications that monsoon activity will start uo again toward the end of the week.

“Night Skies”   Leave a comment

“Night Skies” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“You never master the art of photography.

You always just strive to get better.”

— kenne

 

Cactus Wren   1 comment

Cactus Wren — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Photography comes from the moment

existing at the time it was created.”

— kenne

Bee On Fairy Duster Flower   Leave a comment

Bee On Fairy Duster Flower — Image by kenne

cycles of nature

the depth of winter passes

appearing each spring

— kenne

Joy’s Birthday Dinner — July 24th   Leave a comment

A rainy monsson birthday. A little bit of a lull on the way to Joy’s birthday dinner.

Joy and Kenne outside the Wild Garlic Resturant — Images by kenne

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.
It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Bee On Goldeneye   Leave a comment

Bee On Goldeneye (Santa Catalina Mountains) — Image by kenne

bee on goldeneye

her presence increases life

my soul stands composed

— kenne

Windswept Trail   Leave a comment

Windswept Trail In The Santa Catalina Mountains (This area was burned 18 years ago.) — Image by kenne

time passed since the burn

was called the aspen fire

many square miles chared

— kenne

Pincushion Cactus Flowers   Leave a comment

Pincushion Cactus Flowers — Image by kenne

When most people think of cactus in the Sonoran Desert, the image that comes to mind is the giant saguaro cactus. 
The saguaro grows only in the Sonoran Desert is one of the largest cacti. The saguaro cactus is a symbol of the American Southwest. 
Its inner meaning expresses the idea of standing tall, adapting to the environment, and providing shelter and nourishment for others.
Given its stature and authority, it holds a grandfatherly type of wisdom. 

Because saguaros are so common in the Tucson area, it is home to one of this nation’s national parks, the Saguaro National Park. 
However, it is not the most common cactus in the Sonoran Desert. That honor goes to the little pincushion cactus. 
Being so small and often in the shadows of the giant saguaro, their chances of being noticed are slim unless they are blooming.

— kenne

 

Bee On Chicory Wildflower   Leave a comment

Bee On Chickory Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The monsoon season has begun the second-hottest and second-driest on record in Arizona, where heat records
are frequently broken last year. The last two years have seen fewer desert downpours, an important source of
summer river flow.

“We’re dealing with a rapidly changing climate that is becoming, overall, more dry and varied and warmer,”
said Scott Wilbor, an ecologist in Tucson who studies desert river ecosystems, including the San Pedro.
“We are in uncharted territory.” Click here to learn about the importance of Sonoran Desert rivers.

White-lined Sphinx Moth   Leave a comment

White-lined Sphinx Moth — Image by kenne

Interesting creature —
is it a bird, a plane or
a white-lined sphinx moth?

— kenne

 

Monsoon Strom Over The Mountains   1 comment

Monsoon Strom Over The Mountains — Image by kenne

monsoon strom comes forth

building over the mountains

much needed rain falls

— kenne

Cedar Waxwing Art   Leave a comment

Cedar Waxwing — Photo-Artistry by kenne

they come every spring

flights of these impressive birds

attracting birders

— kenne

Fiddleneck Wildflowers   1 comment

Fiddleneck Wildflowers — Image by kenne

always take the time
when you are walking outdoors
to look more closely

nature surprises
keep eyes wide open

— kenne

 

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