Archive for the ‘Desert’ Tag

Female Desert Tortoise   4 comments

desert tortoise (1 of 1) blogFemale Desert Tortoise Covering Her Eggs — Image by kenne


It’s spring.

Yellow wildflowers

dot the desert


Strong winds

 rain dusk

down on her.

She moves

at her own pace,


Having stored his sperm

from a casual meeting

last fall,

she carefully 

selects a place —


in the dry

desert soil


a clutch of eggs.

— kenne

Floating By You   Leave a comment

Las Vegas & Zion_2015 05 13_0905_edited-2 blogFloating By You — Image by kenne

just floating by you

like a canoe drifting free,

I stole some paddles.

— kenne

White Winged Dove   1 comment

Rose Sunset kenne

White Winged Dove — Image by kenne

a white winged dove
a symbol of my psyche
a life mandala.

— kenne

Rain? Maybe.   Leave a comment

Hazy Sun (1 of 1)_edit blogOur rain total since the beginning of April is .3 inches (.76 cm) — yes, we do live in the desert. Image by kenne

Our desert remains
hydrological challenged —
conserve or we die.

— kenne

Curve-billed Thrasher   Leave a comment

Curve-billed Thraster (1 of 1)-2 blog IICurve-billed Thrasher Perched on a Mesquite Tree Limb in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

This curve-billed Thrasher
Open against the blue sky
Dignity abounds.


Looking Through The Looking Glass   2 comments

Sunset (1 of 1) art II blogLooking Through the Looking Glass — Image by kenne

Once I walked along a field
Another nightmare in my mind
And beheld the fearful symmetry
Everything was beautiful
Even things that were dead
And I surged with violent imagery

I walked a thousand miles just to see for myself
Looked behind my eyes
And found my hell
And in the light of the sun we go
Through rain and raging snow
To find the things we do not know

I will go
Never laying low
Just tell me how to breathe
And I will make it so
You must know
That this is not for show
And if you are not wise
(It will) be your demise

— from Through the Looking Glass by Machinae Supremacy

Late Afternoon Sun and Clouds   2 comments

Sunset Clouds (1 of 1) blogLate Afternoon Sun and Clouds — Image by kenne

Grilling on the patio,
cloud shadows
move across the land
as the sun pushes back.

Horizon becoming a backdrop 
for tools of the eye
camera never far away
capturing the moment.

— kenne

Pipevine Swallowtail After A Desert Shower   Leave a comment

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Black Swallowtail (1 of 1)-3 blogPipevine Swallowtail After A Desert Shower — Image by kenne

Swallowtail in black

Hanging on after the rain

Soon to dry and fly.


Never In My Eyes   1 comment

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Thistle and Bees — Images by kenne

Your beauty will fade

A time nature determines

Never in my eyes.

— kenne

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

Palo Verde’s Blooming In Southern Arizona   1 comment

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Palo Verde Gallery by kenne (March 27, 2015)

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

Sonoran Desert Flora   5 comments

Wildflowers (1 of 1) blogSonoran Desert Flora — Image by kenne


Misty Morning In Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Visitors Center (1 of 1) blogSabino Canyon Visitors Center (February 24, 2015)Brittlebush (1 of 1) blogBrittlebush Blooming in Sabino Canyon (February 24, 2015) — Images by kenne

Ocotillos Are Beginning to Leaf In The Sonoran Desert   3 comments

Ocotillo, Desert’s “Gray Sticks” are Beginning to Turn Green — Images by kenne

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