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Cactus Blossom Twins   4 comments

Cactus Blossoms-72-2Cactus Blossom Twins — Image by kenne

Another great way to start the day.

kenne

Another Cactus Blossom Morning   2 comments

Cactus Flower-72-2“Another Cactus Blossom Morning” — Image by kenne

Cactus Flower

We flash victory signs in the darkness, so the darkness may glitter.
— Mahmoud Darwish

As the sun sets—we set our plan into motion.
Our sole purpose to overthrow

any assumptions, to change
the course of ordinary thinking.

Our work begins by speaking to darkness
and telling darkness soon:

we will demonstrate through the secrecy of stars,

earth’s magnetic embrace
how we can be many things at once.

So much of the work we do
is internal, goes unnoticed, uncompensated.

We get written off or not written at all,
labeled freakish, prickled,
rough around the edges.

We learn to thrive
in the dry humor of soil;
carry water in our bellies
to quench our own thirst.

We survive, over again.
Adapt. Even after being
carried in the beaks of birds,
dropped elsewhere,

far from our roots, we grow.
We flourish.
And when least expected, when histories

not told by us, for us, claims we are defeated,
we gather our tears as dew.

We release our anguish,
intoxicated by our own sexed pollen.

We burst,
displaying the luscious folds of our petals.

Amir Rabiyah

Time To Take A Break From The Madness: Love Is In The Air   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossoms-72-2“Love Is In The Air” — Image by kenne

Love Is in the Air

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around
Love is in the air, every sight and every sound
And I don’t know if I’m being foolish
Don’t know if I’m being wise
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes

Love is in the air, in the whisper of the tree
Love is in the air, in the thunder of the sea
And I don’t know if I’m just dreaming
Don’t know if I feel safe
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when you call out my name

Love is in the air
Love is in the air
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Love is in the air, in the rising of the sun
Love is in the air, when the day is nearly done
And I don’t know if you’re illusion
Don’t know if I see truth
But you’re something that I must believe in
And you’re there when I reach out…

 

Two Bees On A Cactus Blossom   2 comments

Prickly Flower Blossom-art-72-2Two Bees On A Cactus Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by-
And never knew.”

― Shel Silverstein, Every Thing on It

Cactus Blossom Art   Leave a comment

Cactus Flower Art.72Cactus Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”

— Alan Watts

Morning Walk Cactus Blossom   1 comment

Cactus Blossom-72Cactus Blossom — Images by kenne

I saw you on my morning walk.

Stopping,

I Thought such a little guy

to have such a big blossom.

Impressed,

I decided to take you with me.

Now,

you are always with me.

— kenne

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Cactus Blossoms — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossoms — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Seeing an object

Increasing the light

Darkening the background

Changing the color

Distorting the shape

Adjusting the ratio

Introducing a bias

Creating a perception

Making a judgment

Forming a reality

Sharing the existence

 Becoming an illusion 

— kenne

 

Cactus Blossom Pop Art   Leave a comment

Cactus Flowers 06-19-16 (1 of 1) Art blog.jpgCactus Blossom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Tanuri Ridge Beauty   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom-1496 art blogTanuri Ridge Beauty — Computer Art by kenne

A cactus blossom 
greeting
early morning
walkers
as the sun rises
casting
long shadows
across
the Catalinas,
opening
not as a rose
lasting
for days
providing only
one brief moment
passing by
I share the
moment.

— kenne

 

Look What I Spotted Blooming This Morning   Leave a comment

April Cactus Flowers-1122 art blog“Morning Walk” — Image by kenne

The only way to make
sense out of change
is to plunge into it,
move with it,
and join the dance.

— Alan Watts

Prior To The Mid-Day Heat   2 comments

Cactus Flowers 06-19-16 (1 of 1) Art II blogOne of twenty-four blowing early this morning on a day of record heat in the Sonoran Desert.
— Computer Art by kenne

A cactus flower

must be caught

in the moment

prior to mid-day.

— kenne (5-7-5)

Photography   3 comments

Cactus Flowers (1 of 1)-2 art-blogCactus Blossom — Image by kenne

Photography

You have taken this picture a hundred times
and you will take it again when its as time comes.
Each flower is like a snow flake, unique to itself,
molded by the light and darkness of time, 
given movement by the spinning wind and
moisten by the gentle desert winter rains.
Yes, the blossom may look familiar 
because your mind’s eye is reminding 
you of other intimate moments
when you were taken by its beauty, but
this time you bring new subjective  experiences
of time adding to your excitement as you observe
the mystery and the awe of the cactus blossom.

— kenne

 

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