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Not Just Another Golden Columbine Wildflower   6 comments

Aspen Draw August 2013Golden Columbine On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

“Where the birds of spring, in their season sing,
Their spontaneous melodies;
Where the columbine and the stately pine
Stand quivering in the breeze;
Where the aspen tall hugs the trachyte wall,
And the wild rose bedecks the hill;
Where the willows weep, and their vigils keep,
On the banks of the San Miguel.”

— from “The Valley Of The San Miguel” by Alfred Castner King

Capturing The Moment “. . . It’s Your World For The Moment.”   Leave a comment

Aspen Draw August 2013Image by kenne

When you take a flower
in your hand
and really look at it,
it’s your world for the moment.
I want to give that world
to someone else.

Most people in the city
rush around so,
they have no time
to look at a flower.
I want them to see it
whether they want to or not.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Capturing The Moment — Mount Lemmon Wildflowers   2 comments

Aspen Loop July 2013Golden Columbine

Aspen Loop July 2013Cranesbill

Green Mountain 07-10-13Aspen Fleabane

Aspen Loop July 2013Bearded Penstemon

Aspen Loop July 2013Wright’s Bluets

Aspen Loop July 2013Macromeria

Aspen Loop July 2013Western Sneezeweed

Aspen Loop July 2013Richardson’s Geranium —
Hiking The Aspen Trail Wildflower Images by kenne (July 8, 2013)

Saving The Season By Capturing The Moment   2 comments

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13Dan Granger photographing columbine on the Box Camp Trail

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13Not meant to be a Canon ad, but . . .

Box Camp Trail 06-28-13Golden Columbine — Images by kenne

Unlike “nature walks,” hikes usually don’t allow time to stop and capture the moment — unless one is willing to be left behind, unnerving the guides.

This summer the SCVN hikes on Mount Lemmon have been very dry, dusty experiences minus the color of the usual mountain wildflowers. So, when flowers are spotted, inducing trance-like states, as in the case of columbines in a mountain canyon where a small stream might normally exist, some of us cannot pass up the moment connecting nature with our being in the digital world.

July rains should bring on an ever-changing kaleidoscope of wildflowers. But, for now, we feel the call of the wild to save the season by capturing the moment in a time our culture and technology are becoming more complex, more intricate, and more challenging to control.

Nature is a sphere
Revealing cosmic patterns
In all the clitter

— kenne


Mount Lemmon Wildflowers Before The Summer Rains   2 comments

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Golden Columbine

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Golden Columbine

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Santa Catalina Indian Paintbrush

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Not Sure?

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Penstemon

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Macromeria

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Cow Parsnip

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Curly Cup Gumweed

Mt. Lemmon Trail 06-24-13Mount Lemmon Wildflowers Before The Summer Rains (Early In The Season, They Are There If You Look Hard.) — Images by kenne

Out Of The Darkness   5 comments

Out of The Darkness — Image by kenne

Out of the darkness —

Glowing in the morning light,

Pleasing to the eye.


Posted July 9, 2012 by kenneturner in Information, Nature, Photography, Poetry

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One Of My Favorite Wildflowers — Golden Columbine   2 comments

Golden Columbine  (Mt. Lemmon, Arizona) — Images by kenne

Petals of yellow

Dance on streams of golden-hair

Shining in the sun.


Capturing The Moment — Golden Columbine   1 comment

Golden Columbine, Turkey Run Trail On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Her name, Columbine
Golden, reaching high standards
Concealing her beauty.


Capturing The Moment — Golden Columbine, A Mountain Beauty   1 comment

The Golden Columbine is a beautiful wildflower very common this time of year on Mount Lemmon — Image by kenne




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