Archive for the ‘Flowers’ Tag

The Flowers Of Balboa Park — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

The Flowers Of Balboa Park — Images by kenne
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Alamos Flowers — A Valentine’s Day Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Alamos Flowers — Images by kenne
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Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!

— from “Lines Written in Early Spring” by William Wordsworth 

Yard Flowers, March 2015   1 comment

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March 2015 Flowers In Our Desert Yard — Images by kenne (See on Flickr)


This blog frequently posts images of wildflowers in the Sonoran desert,
to the neglect of domestic flowers in our yard.
So, it’s their turn to be shared.
What’s not to love about flowers, domestic or wild?

Spring flowers abound

Opening in the sunlight

Keeping us spellbound.

— kenne

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

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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 Bordered Patch Butterfly   Leave a comment

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Lizard Walk (1 of 1)-13 Bordered Patch blogBordered Patch Butterfly (October 11, 2014) Images by kenne

But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:

And now from having ridden out desire

They lie closed over in the wind and cling

Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.

— Robert Frost, “Blue-Butterfly Day”

Capturing The Moment — Rain Clouds Breaking At Sunset   6 comments

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After The Rain-0763 blog framed“After The Rain” — 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 Phlox In The Little Rincon Mountains   4 comments

Hidden Paster Trail 2014-0407-4 Desert Phlox blogDesert Phlox Wildflower — Image by kenne

Flowers have spoken to me
more than I can tell in written words.
They are the hieroglyphics of angels,
loved by all men for the beauty of the character,
though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.

— Lydia M. Child

“Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day”   2 comments

Desert Museum-9779 blogMountain Marigold

A Prayer in Spring

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; 
And give us not to think so far away 
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here 
All simply in the springing of the year. 

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; 
And make us happy in the happy bees, 
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees. 

And make us happy in the darting bird 
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill, 
And off a blossom in mid air stands still. 

For this is love and nothing else is love, 
The which it is reserved for God above 
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil. 

 — Robert Frost

Desert Museum-9778 blog“Happy Bees” — Images by kenne

A Tint Of Red   2 comments

White Pink & Green blog framedA Tint of Red– Image by kenne

A tint of red soothes

Suggesting the warmth of love,

Human existence.

— kenne

I Fall From The Sky   4 comments

Flowers Around The Pool August 2013“I Fall from the Sky” — Image by kenne

Falling from the sky
clouds drifting in a blue sea
green shooting orange.

— kenne

Posted August 14, 2013 by kenneturner in Information, Life, Nature, Photography, Poetry

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I Lie Among The Flowers   8 comments

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12“I Lie Among The Flowers” — Image by kenne

I lie among the flowers

aging gracefully over the years

adding to earth’s character

intersecting life’s whispers.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Flowers & Butterflies   3 comments

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly — Images by kenne

Butterfly, Butterfly

butterfly, butterfly
fly in the sky
butterfly, butterfly
flies so high
butterfly, butterfly
lands on my thigh
butterfly, butterfly
motionlessly lies
butterfly, butterfly
gracefully dies 

Adryan Bates
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