Archive for the ‘Desert Wildflower’ Tag

Desert Wildflower Painting   1 comment

7 Falls April 2013Desert Wildflower Painting by kenne

There’s many a battle fought daily
The world knows nothing about;
There’s many a brave little soldier
Whose strength puts a legion to rout.
And he who fights sin singlehanded
Is more of a hero, I say,
Than he who leads soldiers to battle
And conquers by arms in the fray.

— from “Our Heros” by Phoebe Cary

January Signs Of Spring In The Sonoran Desert   4 comments

Flower Creaso-9649 blogCreosote Bush

Saguaro Cactus-9683 blogMexican Poppy

Saguaro Cactus-9685 blogFairy Duster — Images by kenne

Desert Dances

Dormant desert awakes.

She drinks deep, stretches, sighs
exhales fragrant blossoms
on her warm, pregnant breath.
Her soft, supple sagebrushed
sparkling curves adorned with
splashes of pink, white phlox
and sprays of desert peach

invite you to tumble
down her snowy mountains
to abandon yourself
to wildflower wanders
to soothe in her hot springs
to rejoice in salty
waters of turquoise lakes.

Desert dances await.

— Gwendolyn Alley

Capturing The Moment — Yellow Salsify   2 comments

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Yellow Salsify — Images by kenne

Catch’em While You Can   2 comments

Sycamore ReservoirNew Mexico groundsel

Sycamore ReservoirNew Mexico Thistle

Sycamore ReservoirPerry Penstemon

Sycamore ReservoirMariposa Lily — Images by kenne

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Lily Of The Desert   1 comment

Sycamore Reservoir

Sycamore Reservoir

One of the most brilliant of Sonoran desert wildflowers, the Mariposa lily in one of two common lilies found here — the other is ajo lily (desert lily). Since this is the second recent posting on this desert wildflower, you might guess that I’m quiet taken by this flower. 

Although common to the desert southwest, they are scattered and do not bloom every year. These and those in the earlier posting were a few miles apart at about 4,000′ feet elevation.

Aren’t they beautiful!!

kenne

Sycamore Reservoir

My Desert Wildflower   5 comments

King Canyon To Wasson PeakDesert Wildflower  — Image by kenne

My desert wildflower,
growing in the desert —
the most challenging place

on earth. 

Saving your strength,
waiting for the rain to come,
when you reach for the sun

and bloom; 

that’s what you’re gonna do,
wait for the rain,
reach to the sun

and bloom.

kenne

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