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Western Sneezeweed On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Western Sneezeweed- Mt. Lemmon-72Western Sneezeweed On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

We tend to seek captivity
because we are used to seeing freedom
as something that has neither frontiers
nor responsibilities.

— Paulo Coelho

 

Anna’s Hummingbird   1 comment

Ken & Mary Visit -- Anna's Hummingbird-72.jpgAnna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

It started just now with a hummingbird
Hovering over the porch two yards away then gone,
It stopped me studying.
I saw the redwood post
Leaning in clod ground
Tangled in a bush of yellow flowers
Higher than my head, through which we push
Every time we came inside —
The shadow network of the sunshine
Through its vines. White-crowned sparrows
Made tremendous singings in the trees
The rooster down the valley crows and crows.
Jack Kerouac outside, behind my back
Reads the Diamond Sutra in the sun.

— from Migration of Birds by Gary Snyder

Juvenile Crested Caracara   1 comment

Crested Caracaras-art-72-2.jpgCrested Caracara – Juvenile (Arizona-Sonora Museum) — Photo-Artistry by kenne 

The crested caracara is related to the typical falcons but very different in shape and habits. This falcon has a strikingly patterned, broad-winged opportunist that often feeds on carrion. Because of its aggressive nature, it may chase vultures away from road kills. Juveniles are brown instead of black with a whitish neck and cheeks. In Arizona, they are only found near the Mexican border. “Caracara” comes from a South American Indian name, based on the bird’s call.

— kenne

We Are Like Butterflies   Leave a comment

Ken & Mary Visit -- Monarch-2-art-72Monarch Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.

–Carl Sagan

Blue Dasher — Photo-Artistry   2 comments

Blue Dasher-art-72.jpgBlue Dasher — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Photography is a way of escaping from other people’s world.

— kenne

Monarch Butterfly   Leave a comment

Ken & Mary Visit -- Monarch-art-72.jpgMonarch Butterfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Just living is not enough,”
said the butterfly,
“one must have sunshine,
freedom and a little flower.”

— Hans Christian Andersen

Rufous Hummingbird   1 comment

Ken & Mary Visit -- Rufous Hummingbird-72.jpgRufous Hummingbird, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum — Image by kenne

The wings of this adult make a high buzzy trill in flight.
The rufous is known for their extraordinary flight skills,
flying 2,000 mi during their migratory transits. 

— kenne

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