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Desert Chicory And Bees   Leave a comment

Desert Chicory-72-2Desert Chicory and Bees — Images by kenne

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These first days of summer are like the pail
of blueberries that we poured out together
into the iron sink in the basement—

a brightness unleashed and spilling over
with tiny bell-shaped flowers, the windows
opened and the shrubs overwhelming the house

like the memory of a forgotten country, Nature,
with its wandering migrations and hanging borders,
its thickets, woodlands, bee-humming meadows . . .

— from “Summer Surprised Us” by Edward Hirsh

Bee On Desert Chicory Wildflower   2 comments

Desert Chicory-6391 art-72Bee On A Desert Chicory Wildflower — Photo-Artistry 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 Desert Chicory Wildflower   Leave a comment

Southerland TrailBee On A Desert Chicory Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The primitive notion of the efficacy of images
presumes that images possess the qualities of real things,
but our inclination is to attribute real things the quality of images.”

— Susan Sontag

Desert Chicory   2 comments

remero-pools-02-14-14-0054-2-chicory-wildflower-blog-ii-framed-blogDesert Chicory — Image by kenne

Your chicory may be blue,

we prefer our chicory white

not the chicory in your stew

unless we are interested in a byte.

— kenne

Desert Chicory Bouquet   4 comments

Desert Chicory-1303 art blogDesert Chicory Bouquet — Computer Art by kenne

For they spring fresh as the mountain flower
From the heart as pure and free
To my lips, and die for a word of power,
That would tell their depths to thee.
But like the flowers on the mountain side
That bloom through the wind and rain.
I will constant prove, whate’er betide,
Dear friend, though our paths are twain.

— from Mountain Flowers by Louisa Lawson

A Cold Mountain Poem   Leave a comment

Cold Mountain 0862 blog IIDesert Chicory on Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

One of my favorite books of poetry is Riprap and the Cold Mountain Poems, by Gary Snyder. 

The book includes Snyder’s translations of Han-shan’s Cold Mountain Poems. Han-shan was both a man and a mountain, a mountain madman in an old line of ragged hermits. He lived at a place called Cold Mountain, a poor poet having a crazy character. He wrote poems that were rough and fresh, and when he wrote about Cold Mountain, he means himself, his home, his state of mind.

— kenne

Gary Snyder reading “I settled at Cold Mountain long ago . . .”

 

Bee On Desert Chicory Wildflower — Computer Art   Leave a comment

Desert Chicory-6391 art blogBee On Desert Chicory Wildflower — Computer Art by kenne

“If public lands come under greater pressure to be opened for exploitation and use in the twenty-first century, it will be the local people, the watershed people, who will prove to be the last and possibly most effective line of defense.”  — Gary Snyder

 

Bee On A Desert Chicory Wildflower   Leave a comment

Desert Chicory-6391 art blogBee on a Desert Chicory Wildflower — Computer Art by kenne

The Song of the Bee

Buzz! buzz! buzz!
This is the song of the bee.
His legs are yellow;
A jolly, good fellow,
And yet a great worker is he.

In days that are sunny
He’s getting his honey,
In days that are cloudy
He’s making his wax:
On pinks and on lilies,
And gay daffodillies,
And columbine blossoms,
He levies a tax

Buzz! buzz! buzz!
The sweet-smelling clover,
He, humming, hangs over;
The scent of the roses
Makes fragrant his wings:
He never gets lazy;
From thistle and daisy,
And weeds of the meadow,
Some treasure he brings.

Buzz! buzz! buzz!
From morning’s first light
Till the coming of night,
He’s singing and toiling
The summer day through.
Oh! We may get weary,
And think work is dreary;
‘Tis harder by far
To have nothing to do.

— Marian Douglas

(from The Book of Virtues”: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories by William J. Bennett)

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

Become Happy, or Be a Philosopher   Leave a comment

Southerland TrailChicory Wildflower & Bee — Image by kenne

By all means marry;
if you get a good wife,
you’ll become happy;
if you get a bad one,
you’ll become a philosopher.

— Socrates

Desert Chicory Grunge Art   2 comments

Desert Chicory (1 of 1) art blog“Desert Chicory” Grunge Art by kenne

Finding something important in life
does not mean
that you must give up everything else.

— Paulo Coelho

Capturing the Moment — Desert Chicory   2 comments

Desert Chicory (1 of 1) art blogDesert Chicory — Image by kenne

desert chicory

white but attracting colors

from natures rainbow

— kenne

Desert Chicory and Little Friends   Leave a comment

Wildflowers (1 of 1)-3 blogDesert Chicory Wildflower and Little Friends (Popcorn Flowers)– Image by kenne

Desert chicory

Standing with popcorn flowers

Annual spring herbs.

— kenne

Desert Chicory and Desert Lupine Share A Rocky Place   Leave a comment

chicory & lupin (1 of 1) blogDesert Chicory and Desert Lupine Share A Rocky Place — Image by kenne

Sharing a place
part of nature’s design,
yet by accident.

Was it a random act,
part of a grand experiment
of how nature works

On a stage
where all things
play out in space and time?

Maybe,
but for the moment,
it’s all about now

That gives us
beautiful wildflowers
blooming every spring.

— kenne

 

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