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Revisiting Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #9   Leave a comment

This summer, the Big Horn Fire caused so much damage to the National Forest
in the Santa Catalina Mountains remains closed to the public. Therefore,
hiking and photographing wildflowers in the Catalinas will not be in 2020,
which provides a good excuse to revisit some wildflower photos over the past ten summers.

Field of Western Sneezeweed Along Mt. Lemmon’s Meadow Trail (08/21/12) — Image by kenne

Revisiting Mt. Lemmon Wildflowers #1   Leave a comment

The Big Horn fire this summer caused so much damage to the National Forest
in the Santa Catalina Mountains remains closed to the public. Therefore,
hiking and photographing wildflowers in the Catalinas will not be in 2020,
which provides a good excuse to revisit some wildflower photos over the past ten summers.

Richardson’s Geranium (07/30/14) — Image by kenne

Raven On A Rock   Leave a comment

SCVN Weds Walk 08-01-12Raven On A Rock with Bearded penstemon Wildflowers — Image by kenne

 

Molino Basin Flowers   1 comment

Yucca Blossom-72Yucca Blossom in Molino Basin (April 24, 2020) — Photo Essay by kenne

 

 

Holding the hope of morning
I walk down the Arizona trail

mission to photograph flowers
in the dry cool mountain air

looking for objects I do not have
nurtured in the space of time.

Now in late April mountain flowers
take on a long life brought about by

elevation changes and summer rains
pushing flowers into warped time.

— kenne

Mountain Wildflowers   Leave a comment

Mountain Marigold-72.jpg

Western Sneezeweed-72Mountain Wildflowers — Images by kenne

“Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.”  

— Gerald De Nerval

 

 

More Alike Than Different   2 comments

Where Did You Come From? (1 of 1) blog“Welcome To Our Party” — Image by kenne

you look different

but look beyond the surface

we are more alike

Sonoran Desert Wildflowers   1 comment

Picacho Peak

Hiking The Sweetwater Trail   Leave a comment

Sweetwater Trail Panorama-72Panorama of the Santa Catalina Mountains from the Sweetwater Trail in the Tucson Mountains (March 15, 2019)
— Images by kenne

SCVN members and guests hiked the Sweetwater Trail
Friday, March 15, 2019, on a beautiful spring day.
As has been the case for a couple of weeks,
wildflowers are blooming everywhere
with a background of wispy white clouds
on a canvas of blue. 

— kenne

There’s A Reason Why The Sonoran Desert Is Called A Lush Desert   1 comment

This time of year Picacho Peak State Park is an excellent example of the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.
Plants are at the greenest and wildflowers provide dots of color on the desert canvass.

The canvass of the desert
may appear to have no order.
Yet it is orderly,
but we don’t know why.

A poet has said;
If you want to know
where the flowers came from,
not even the spring goddess knows.

— kenne

Panorama west of Picacho Peak-72.jpg

Images by kenne

 

Desert Lupine   1 comment

Desert Lupine-72Desert Lupine — Image by kenne

We walk
the lower canyon
after spring rains.
The creek
runs swiftly 
from
mountain snow pelt.

Cottonwoods
beginning to leaf,

wildflowers
cover the ground —

a new cycle of life.

— kenne

Desert Globemallow — Sphaeralcea ambigua   2 comments

Desert Globemallow Sphaeralcea ambigua copy

Desert Globemallow Sphaeralcea ambigua-1Desert Globemallow (Shaeralcea ambigua) In Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

Sabino Canyon
A place to walk in nature
Especially now.

— kenne

Look And You Will Find Them   1 comment

Italian Springs 2013Early Wildflowers in Sabino Canyon (Bearded cryptantha) — Image by kenne

Often unnoticed
Small and scattered loneliness
More effort required.

— kenne

Arizona Thistle   Leave a comment

Butterfly Trail July 2013Arizona Thistle On Mt. Lemmon — Image by  kenne

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
You belong with your love in your arm
You belong somewhere you feel free.

— Tom Petty

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On a New Mexico Thistle — Image by kenne

We love butterflies

Deciding among flowers

This one or that one.

— kenne

Mexican Fritillary Butterfly   3 comments

Fritillary Butterfly (1 of 1) Grunge Art blogMexican Fritillary Butterfly — Photo Artistry by kenne

I’ve watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly!  Indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! – not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!

~William Wordsworth, “To a Butterfly”

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