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Capturing The Springtime Moment: Parish Larkspur WIldflower   Leave a comment

parish larkspur (1 of 1) blog

parish larkspur (1 of 1)-2 blogParish Larkspur WIldflower Images by kenne

Conditions for wildflowers are much better this spring than last year.
Yesterday (March 20, 2015) we saw several parish larkspur along the Bear Canyon trail at about 2,700 ft.
There were many, at first glance I thought they were lupines.

Last year I posted images of a single parish larkspur April 16th near Hutche’s Pool (3,900 ft.)

— kenne

Welcome To Our Party   1 comment

Where Did You Come From? (1 of 1) blog“Welcome To Our Party” — Image by kenne

you look different

but look beyond the surface

we are more alike

— kenne

Brittlebush Blossoms After A Desert Shower   Leave a comment

Brittlebush Blossom after rain (1 of 1) blog

Brittlebush Blossom after rain (1 of 1)-2 blogBrittlebush Blossoms after a Desert Shower — Image by kenne

A shower moves through

Adding a new dimension

To desert flora.

— kenne

 

Today The Desert Mariposa Lily Is My Irish Peace Lily   Leave a comment

Desert Mariposa Lily — Images by kenne

The Meeting of the Waters
by 
Thomas Moore

There is not in the wide world a valley so sweet
As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet;
Oh! the last rays of feeling and life must depart,
Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart.

Yet it was not that nature had shed o’er the scene
Her purest of crystal and brightest of green;
‘Twas not her soft magic of streamlet or hill,
Oh! no, — it was something more exquisite still.

‘Twas that friends, the beloved of my bosom, were near,
Who made every dear scene of enchantment more dear,
And who felt how the best charms of nature improve,
When we see them reflected from looks that we love.

Sweet vale of Avoca! how calm could I rest
In thy bosom of shade, with the friends I love best,
Where the storms that we feel in this cold world should cease,
And our hearts, like thy waters, be mingled in peace.

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