Desert Evening Primrose   Leave a comment

Italian Springs 2013Desert Evening Primrose — Grunge Art by kenne

I grow 

in the bajadas

along rocky slopes

pushing aside 

dry gravel

in search of sun.

No rain 

shortens my growth,

hastening 

my buds

to open early

in the cool

of the evening,

closing by

mid-morning.

I am

a primrose,

oenothera primiveris

by name.

— kenne

Two Ravens   1 comment

Ravens“Two Ravens” — Grunge Art by kenne

Two ravens find love
Sharing many emotions —
Together for life.

Known as a jokester
This black bird of nevermore —
Messenger for gods.

The bird’s intense gaze
depicting evil to some —
souls of wicked priests.

Disregard the myths
Of dark pressing messages —
nevermore to break.

— kenne

Suddenly It’s Spring . . . Again   2 comments

Sweetwater Trail Wasson Peak“Suddenly It’s Spring” — Image by kenne

Suddenly it’s spring
Colors of winter
Turning into yesterday’s
Dark inner soul.

Suddenly it’s spring
Winter’s fading landscape
Exploding bright colors
Nature’s paint by numbers.

Suddenly it’s spring
Renewing old dreams
My wanderlust drifting
Opened to the sky.

Suddenly it’s spring
Nature’s voices sing
Awaken longing spirits
Laced with poetry.

Suddenly it’s spring
Tamed love burns
Attracted by fire colors
A virgin again.

Suddenly it’s spring
Fresh silky skin
Milk and honey
Luring new loves.

Suddenly it’s spring . . . again.

kenne

I Am A Desert Trail   Leave a comment

Italian Springs 2013Dark Desert Grassland — Computer Painting by kenne

I am a desert trail

wondering

through dark grasslands

alone

but not lonely

clothed

with gladness

embraced

by the 

mountain ranges

I separate the grass

providing

a sandy channel

for mountain rains

to clean

the desert soul

never

to be wash away.

— kenne

The Fairy Duster Loves To Dance   Leave a comment

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013Fairy Duster Wildflower and Visiting Bee — Images by kenne

The fairy duster
loves to dance
moving to the beat
of the breeze.

She attracts
dancing partners
spreading her dust
on passing bees.

— kenne

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013

Another Sign Of Spring   Leave a comment

Eastern Collared Lizard-spring-2013-96-blog.jpgEastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne

Another sign of spring in the desert are our reptile friends, most scurrying about making it difficult to photograph. But not the eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris), who like to pose for you on a nearby rock. 

Welcome back, my friend — it is spring time in the Sonoran desert.

kenne

Humphreys Peak   Leave a comment

Sedona & Talking Stick ResortHumphreys Peak In Northern Arizona– Computer Painting by kenne

Find high ground

in northern Arizona,

panning the horizon

in a 360 degree view,

you will always see

her presence —

the peak above

the San Francisco Peaks.

kenne

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