Archive for the ‘Bees’ Tag

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

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.

Spring — Bees On A Thistle   2 comments

Bees On A Thistle — Image by kenne

Spring

To what purpose, April, do you return again?

Beauty is not enough.

You can no longer quiet me with the redness

Of little leaves opening stickily.

I know what I know.

The sun is hot on my neck as I observe

The spikes of the crocus.

The smell of the earth is good.

It is apparent that there is no death.

But what does that signify?

Not only under ground are the brains of men

Eaten by maggots.

Life in itself

Is nothing,

An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted stairs.

It is not enough that yearly, down this hill,

April

Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay 

Santa Catalina Prairie Clover   Leave a comment

Santa Catalina Prairie CloverBee On Santa Catalina Prairie Clover — Image by kenne

 

Desert Chicory Wildflowers And Bee   Leave a comment

Chicory and Bee-72Desert Chicory Wildflowers and Bee — Image by kenne

Popping up on the dry desert floor

New sharing space with the old

We are alive and well in the desert

Taking morning hikes in the cool air.

— kenne

Bee On A Poppy   Leave a comment

Bee On Poppy-DSC_4419-72Bee On A Poppy — Image by kenne

The pollinator

Makes it possible for plants

To make fruit and seeds.

— kenne

Bee on Blue Dicks   Leave a comment

Miller Creek TrailBee on Blue Dicks — Photo-Artistry by kenne

when I paint

the canvas grows

getting attention

through the window

coaxing the shadows

by invisible lines

letting the colors

come to life

— kenne

 

Blooming Brittlebush   Leave a comment

Brittle Bush Flowers-0749 blogBlooming Brittlebush — Image by kenne

I attend to this moment
less it goes unattended
by the bee flying
in and out of time
only to be lost in a
wild thyme unseen
just to be conquered 
and reconciled again.

— kenne

Bee On Indigo Blossom — Signs of Spring   1 comment

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Bee on an Indigo Blossom-3431 blogBee On Indigo Blossom — Signs of Spring (Tohono Chul, Tucson, AZ, February 24, 2018) by kenne

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth,
man would only have four years left to live.” 

— Albert Einstein

Pollinator   Leave a comment

Pollinator blogPollinator — Image by kenne

A pollinator
Is what makes the world go round —
Justifiable.

— kenne

 

Memorial Day Nature-Hike on Mt. Lemmon — Photo Essay   1 comment

Memorial Day Nature-Hike on Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne
(Click on any image to see a larger view in a slideshow format.)

First time on Mt. Lemmon since last November. At 9,200 feet only a few wildflowers are in the beginning stages of blooming. On this Memorial Day in Tucson, it’s 100 degrees, but it was a pleasant 65 degrees on Mt. Lemmon.

The SCVN Friday Hikes begin this Friday on Mt. Lemmon.

Naturalist David Dean conducts Wildflower Hike. Click here for dates and reservation information.

— kenne

 

Bee On Thistle Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Southerland TrailBee on Thistle Grunge Art by kenne

Roses are red,
violets are blue,
we need bees, and
bees need you!

— Friends of the Earth

 

Desert Chicory Art   Leave a comment

desert-chicory-02-14-14-0054-art-blogDesert Chicory Art by kenne

I look at nature

Knowing its beauty is there

Because we see it.

— kenne

Bee On Buckbrush   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk July 18 2012

Bee On Buckbrush, Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

I love this planet… I want to see the environment preserved and I want to see the human race preserved. And I’d like to see everybody living decently in a more equitable, kind-hearted, thoughtful, generous world.

— Ted Turner

 

Desert Scene   2 comments

Desert Museum-9781 bee art blogDesert Scene by kenne

Keep close to Nature’s heart…

and break clear away, once in awhile,

and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.

Wash your spirit clean.

— John Muir

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