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Desert Cotton Plant Blossom   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk #1Desert Cotton Plant Blossom — Computer Art by kenne

Behind many a successful person lies a string of lucky breaks that we have no inkling about.

— Richard E. Nisbett

Wild Cotton In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Wild Cotton — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images for slideshow view.)

Desert Cotton Blossoms Near Sabino Creek   1 comment

Desert Cotton (1 of 1)-3 blog

Desert Cotton (1 of 1)-2 blog

Desert Cotton (Gossypium thurberi) — Images by kenne

A Beautiful Cup-Shaped Desert Blossom   1 comment

Desert Cotton  (1 of 1) blogThurber’s Cotton (Gossypium thurberi) or Desert Cotton — Image on Mt. Lemmon by kenne (09/25/14)


Look Around, Art Is Where You Find It   3 comments

MMM 02-04-13Image by kenne

seeds jettisoned

dizzily dancing

riding the wind

capsules abandoned

doors remain open

attraction lost

to the ages

now it’s time

to turn the page

you know it ain’t easy

to see another view

but, these feelings

won’t go away

echoing off all tomorrows

echoing . . .

echoing . . .


Capturing The Moment — Desert Cotton In The Fall   4 comments

Desert Cotton (Thurber’s Cotton) Fall Colors

Desert Cotton (Thurber’s Cotton) Late Summer — Images by kenne


Capturing The Moment — Thurber’s Cotton   5 comments

Thurber’s Cotton (Desert Cotton) — Image by kenne

“All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.”
— James Thurber

Capturing The Moment — Desert Cotton In Sabino Canyon   12 comments

Gossypium thurberi (Desert Cotton) — Image by kenne

Naturalist, Bill Kaufman, lead the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) 2011 Training Class on its first Nature Walk yesterday. One of the many plants he talked about was the Desert Cotton, which is really in the cotton family, but produces very little fluff. The beautiful white blooms turn pink by mid-afternoon, some of which can be seen in the photo below.

The Hohokam Indians, who have lived in the Sonoran Desert for thousands of years were very advanced desert farmers, having domesticated cotton early on making it unlikely they made use of the wild Desert Cotton plants for producing cotton fabric.


Nature Walk leader, Bill Kaufman talks about the Desert Cotton as Debbie and Jerry Bird take notes. — Image by kenne

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