Archive for the ‘Cactus’ Tag

Cacti In A Wheelbarrow   Leave a comment

Cacti In A Wheelbarrow — Image by kenne

Cacti wheelbarrow

Creativity at work

Add water and dirt.

— kenne

Cactus Digital Art — Existing in Absurdity   2 comments

Barrel Cactus-3522 art blogCactus Digital Art — by kenne

Life, art, and logic are full of absurdities of various kinds.
We conceptualize absurdities when we
discuss square circles and circular squares.
It is art that is able to provide a mediator
between the strange and the real.


“The creative act is only an incomplete and abstract moment in the production of a work.”

— Jean-Paul Sartre


“Lots Of Buds”   1 comment

Prickly Pear Buds (1 of 1) art blog“Lots of Bugs” — Computer Art by kenne

a cactus

photographed on the trailed

now painted

in a two dimension world

dancing to

a different rhythm

still the same?

has it changed,

or is it just

your perception?

different rhythm

different dance.

— kenne


Having A Grunge Art Morning   2 comments

Butterfly on Cactus (1 of 1) Grunge Art blog“Having A Grunge Art Morning” (Sunday, November 1, 2015) — Computer Art by kenne

Unusual Prickly Pear Cactus   Leave a comment

Prickly Pear Growth Cluster (1 of 1)-18 blogPrickly Pear — Image by kenne

This unusual growth on a prickly pear pad caught our attention while hiking in Sabino Canyon yesterday.
I tried researching it online and was not able determine the nature of this growth. Need to seek out a botanist for an explanation.


Prickly Pear Fruit Still Life   1 comment

Prickly Pean Fruit (1 of 1) art blogPrickly Pear Still Life (August 3, 2015) — Computer Art by kenne

Yesterday, the blossoms of the barrel cactus, today the fruit of the prickly pear cactus.

Barrel Cactus Are Starting Bloom   Leave a comment

Barrel Cactus are Starting to Bloom in Sabino Canyon (August 3, 2015) — Images by kenne

Three Days After The Blue Moon   Leave a comment

moon over Sabino Canyon (1 of 1) blogMoon over Sabino Canyon three days after the Blue Moon — Image by kenne

Because I have been spending time in the cooler temperatures of Mt. Lemmon, I haven’t been in Sabino Canyon for about a month. After a brief run this morning, I went to check the creek flow (no rain in the canyon, but plenty on the mountains) and photograph barrel cactus flowers — this is the time of year for the barrel cactus to be blooming. 

Since I posted a Blue Moon image three days ago, I thought I would capture what remains of it this morning over Sabino Canyon.

— kenne 

Notepad Caricature From The 1970’s   2 comments

Kenne Caricature III framed blogKenne caricature from 1970’s notepads redesigned and framed — yes, I used to smoke a pipe.

I Remember the Night-blooming Cereus. . .   Leave a comment

Night-Blooming Cereus art blogNight-blooming Cereus Cactus — Computer Art by kenne

I remember the Night-blooming
Cereus by Dr. Thornton, Engraver, Blake’s
patron, it
hangs in the hall outside the bedroom
swaying hungrily like these
giant white goddesses of the dark grotto…

— from The Midnite Show by Jonathan Williams

A Popular Cactus Blossom   1 comment

Airport Loop Trail (1 of 1)-11 blogBee & Mesquite Beetle on a Prickly Pear Blossom — Image by kenne

I would not sacrifice a single living mesquite tree for
any book ever written. One square mile of living desert is
worth a hundred “great books” — and one brave deed
is worth a thousand.

— Edward Abbey

Blossom of Colors   1 comment

Cactus Blossom Close-up (1 of 1) art blog“Blossom of Colors” — Computer Art by kenne

What is art?
What is life?
What is time?

I know, but
when you ask me
I don’t.

To define
is to fix
in place,

in real life
is fixed.

— kenne

Desert Blooms In The Summertime   4 comments

Cactus Blossoms in Tanuri Ridge — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the tiled images for larger view in a slideshow format.)

These beautiful cactus flowers will grace us for about 24 hours adding to the dynamic summertime experience in the desert. 


” . . . the desert is a vast world,
an oceanic world,
as deep in its way
and complex
and various
as the sea.”

— Edward Abbey

“Just Like A White Winged Dove”   5 comments

Whitewing Dove (1 of 1) framed blogWhite winged doves plays an important role in the life-cycle of saguaro cactus, loving the nectar of the the saguaro flower.
Here, this white winged dove appears to be patiently waiting for the buds to open. — Image by kenne

“Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singin’
Just like the white winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she’s singin’
Whoo, baby, whoo
Said, whoo”

Just Can’t Get Enough Desert Beauty   2 comments

Prickly Pear Blossom (1 of 1) blogPrickly Pear Cactus Blossom — Image by kenne

A rose, well, a rose was
just a prom queen standing still
for a photo. Mountain sunsets,
waterfalls, they were postcards to send
to good friends who trusted happiness
occurred, if at all, in other places.

— from the poem “Nature” by Stephen Dunn

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