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Phlox tenuifola   Leave a comment

Phlox tenuifola-72Phlox tenuifola — Image by kenne

This is the time of year when nature’s beauty is showing its face in Sabino Canyon. 

— kenne

Signs Of Spring In The Desert   2 comments

Signs Of Spring In The Desert — Photo Essay by kenne

Desert Song

I thirst
for your rivers
your rippling mesas of sand
gold mirrors
on your sinuous curves

I thirst
for the saguaro
for the sweet juice of cactus
in the prickling sweat
of a desert sun

I thirst
for the searing of hot valleys
the bend of shimmer and heat
that bow that arcs the arrow
toward this center, my heart

I thirst
for the bloom, the sweet
languorous smells
this subtle perfume
elusive, as the scuttle of desert life

I thirst
for this tallest, deepest night
of stars and silence
when the moon is only a moon
silvering this light

— Ruth Housman

Tell me what you think art is . . .   3 comments

Wildflowers (1 of 1)-2 blogDesert Wildflowers — Image by kenne

Tell me what you think art is — if you can

— ask a lot of people — and see if anybody knows . . .

You ask me about music — I like it better than anything

in the world — Color gives me the same thrill once in

a long long time — I can almost remember and count the times

— it is usually just the outdoors or the flowers — or a person —

sometimes a story — or something that will call a picture

to my mind — will affect me like music — 

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Desert Wildflowers: I Declare — A Great Time Of The Year For Hiking   3 comments

I declare

Cue the sun
I declare life.

Cue the flowers
I declare spring.

Cue the children
I declare love.

I declare,
Isn’t it beautiful?

I declare!
I declare!

— kenne


Wildflower Images by kenne

The weather here is windy, balmy, sometimes wet.
Desert springtime, with flowers popping up all over the place,
trees leafing out, streams gushing down from the mountains.
Great time of year for hiking, camping, exploring, sleeping under the new moon and the old stars.
At dawn and at evening we hear the coyotes howling with excitement – mating season.
And lots of fresh rabbit meat hopping about to feed the young ones with.

— Edward Abbey

Capturing The Moment — Desert Globemallow   2 comments

desert globemallow (1 of 1)-2 blogDesert Globemallow — Image by kenne

Desert wildflowers in the spring 

Bring joy to the eye

Responding to the mourning sun

 Cresting over the mountain

Opening to a silent knowledge and 

A spirit enlightened of itself

To which I contemplate the void.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Desert Wildflowers, Sutherland Trail   7 comments

Sonoran Desert Wildflowers Along The Sutherland Trail In Catalina State Park, Arizona — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the above tiled images to see larger view in a slideshow.)

Spring colors deserts
Beautifying a harsh land
With nature’s softness.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Desert Phlox   Leave a comment

Wassen Peak (1 of 1)-11 Desert Phlox blog

Wassen Peak (1 of 1)-10 blogDesert Phlox Wildflowers Along A Rocky Trail — Images by kenne

Desert wildflowers
Can make you a believer,
Bloom on my beauties.

— kenne

A Jungle Of Desert Wildflowers   2 comments

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013Desert Wildflowers — Image by kenne

Wildflowers On The King Canyon Trail To Wasson Peak   8 comments

King Canyon To Wasson Peak

Kings Canyon Trail — Images by kenne

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Wildflower Slideshow by kenne

King Canyon To Wasson Peak

Panorama of Wasson Peak Near The Top

SCVN guided hike to Wasson Peak via Kings Canyon trail, which is about a seven mile (roundtrip) hike and elevation gain of 1,900 ft.
Some of our hikers made only the Kings Canyon trail to the first saddle since we were experiencing unusually warm record-setting temperatures (the mid-90’s).

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people
are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home;
that wilderness is a necessity…”
― John Muir

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.


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