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Strength Of The White Rose   8 comments

Thanksgiving 2013-9008 framed blogWhite Rose — Image by kenne

Daylight comes later.

Picked-up the morning paper.

Went running.

The usual walkers were out before light.

The hill slowed my run.

I will forget the pain when I finish –

It’s always that way.

The first freeze is forecasted for Friday.

Say goodbye to the bougainvilleas.

Their fall color will be missed.

Knowing that they will return consoles.

Come Saturday, the white rose will still blossom.

Signifying courage through the long winter night.

A symbol of the poets struggle.

They will not be silenced.

 — kenne

Bougainvilleas Tell Us When Winter Has Arrived In The Desert   6 comments

Bougainvillea 2012

Bougainvillea 2012Bougainvillea Images by kenne

The December solstice, also known as the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere is December 21, 2012. However, two mornings ago the temperature in the Tucson area hit 32 degrees or below. The Bougainvillea is a very sensitive plant to freezing, which tells us that winter in the desert has arrived ten days before the winter solstice — goodbye till next spring!

kenne

A Bougainvillea Wreath For The Holidays   4 comments

Happy Holidays 2012 blog

Bougainvillea Wreath — Image by kenne

Bougainvilleas add

Red and green to desert brown,

Happy Holidays!

kenne

. . . especially to those whose lives continue to be affected by war — Peace!

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