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Choices   Leave a comment

Rufous Hummingbird“Choices” Rufous Hummingbird Near Macromeria Blossoms — Image by kenne

 

Hummingbird Art   1 comment

Hummingbird On Nest-Edit-3-art-72-2Hummingbird in Sabino Canyon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Hi, little bird friend,

You fly nearby, dart around

Howdydo, fly on.

— kenne

Chilly Morning In The Desert   Leave a comment

Hummingbird-72Hummingbird On a Chilly Morning In the Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne

 

A Hummingbird’s Nest   Leave a comment

Expectations   Leave a comment

Desert 9799 Hummingbird art blogPainting by kenne (March 20, 2018)

Expectations

Who are you
you who share
my very existence
with your expectations
sometimes calling them traditions
placing more value
on the worth of your expectations.
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of my very being.

Who am I
I who share
your very existence
with my expectations
sometimes calling them logical
placing more value
on the worth of my expectations
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of your very being.

Who are we
we who share
their very existence
with our expectations
sometimes calling them unconditional
placing more value
on the worth of our expectations
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of their very being.

Who are they
they who share
our very existence
with their expectations
sometimes calling them laws
placing more value
on the worth of their expectations
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of our very being.

Who are we
we who share
a universal existence
with our expectations
sometimes calling them just
placing more value
on the worth of all expectations
unwilling to understand
neither the what
nor the why
of a universal being.

— Kenne (November 2007)

Hummingbirds Know What To Rely On   1 comment

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SCVN Nature Walk July 18 2012

Hummingbird Images by kenne

When we need
to make a very important decision,
it is best to trust the impulse, to passion,
because reason usually tries to 
remove us from our dream,
saying that the time is not yet right.
Reason is afraid of defeat,
but intuition enjoys life and its challenges.

— Paulo Coelho

 

Hummingbird Computer Art   1 comment

Flowers and Hummingbirds 11-02-13-8668 grunge Art blogHummingbird Computer Art by kenne

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!

— Emily Dickinson

Hummingbird Flying By   2 comments

Flowers and Hummingbirds 11-02-13-8662 blogHummingbird — Image by kenne

Time passes too fast.

Like a hummingbird flying by,

it’s just a blur to my eyes.

— Amanda Leigh

Hello Little Bird, Did You Remember To “Spring Forward”?   3 comments

Desert Museum-9810 hello little birdImage by kenne

We humans focus too much on time, so much so that when a first grader was being told about daylight savings time and the way you remember whether it’s time to turn the clocks back or forward — think fall back in the Fall and spring forward in the Spring, she asked, “Who tells the birds to spring forward?” Of course the question, like most children’s questions provided for a teaching opportunity — birds don’t need clocks to tell them it’s time to get up or time to go to sleep. 

And then there’s Arizona. The time zones across the United States all sprung forward today, but not Arizona. Like the birds, we follow nature’s clock — no spring forward and falling back for us. Since I come from generations of farmers, my wakeup time is earlier with the passing of each day – no sudden change to my body clock. As a result, I still hear the morning dove calls and see the return of the Western Screech Owl to roust under our entrance way. Life continues to change while staying the same.

Oh, if you live on the east coast, don’t be calling us at 8:00am, EDT!

kenne

 

A Hummingbird’s Work Of Art   11 comments

Hummingbird On Nest Near Sabino Canyon Creek — Images by kenne (Click on any of the images to see larger view.)

This passed week Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) have found several hummingbird nests in the canyon riparian area. This one is a true architectural work of art.

Nearby this nest is an active Cooper’s Hawk’s nest, which provides an interesting and educational bird-nest contrast for the students in our elementary nature program.

Using twigs and leaves
Spider webs shaping her nest
Swelling as needed.

— kenne

Hello Little Bird   1 comment

Desert Museum-9810 hello little bird“hello little bird” — Image by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Anna’s Hummingbird   7 comments

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Flowers and Hummingbirds 11-02-13-8669 blogAnna’s Hummingbird — Images by kenne

Humming-Bird

by D.H. Lawrence

I can imagine, in some other world

Primeval-dumb, far back


In that most awful stillness,

That only gasped and hummed,


Humming-birds raced down the avenues.

Before anything had a soul,


While life was a heave of matter, half inanimate,


This little bit chipped off in brilliance


And went whizzing through the slow, vast, succulent stems.

I believe there were no flowers then,


In the world where the humming-bird flashed ahead of creation.


I believe he pierced the slow vegetable veins with his long beak.

Probably he was big


As mosses, and little lizards, they say, were once big.


Probably he was a jabbing, terrifying monster.

We look at him through the wrong end of the telescope of 

Time,


Luckily for us.

Capturing The Moment — Broad-billed Hummingbird   4 comments

Broad-billed Hummingbirds — Images by kenne

These images were taken at Sabino Canyon, one of six Hummingbird Monitoring Network locations in southern Arizona. Click here to learn more about this banding program and get information on how to volunteer.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Berylline Hummingbird At Bath Time   Leave a comment

Berylline Hummingbird In Mountain Stream — Image by kenne

This Berylline hummingbird was freshening-up in the mountain stream above Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon.

kenne

Humming-Bird

by D.H. Lawrence

I can imagine, in some otherworld
Primeval-dumb, far back
In that most awful stillness, that only gasped and hummed,
Humming-birds raced down the avenues.

Before anything had a soul,
While life was a heave of matter, half inanimate,
This little bit chipped off in brilliance
And went whizzing through the slow, vast, succulent stems.

I believe there were no flowers then,
In the world where the humming-bird flashed ahead of creation.
I believe he pierced the slow vegetable veins with his long beak.

Probably he was big
As mosses, and little lizards, they say, were once big.
Probably he was a jabbing, terrifying monster.

We look at him through the wrong end of the telescope of Time,
Luckily for us.

Capturing The Moment — Broad-billed Hummingbird On Mt. Lemmon   2 comments

 

Broad-billed Hummingbird Taking Nectar from Macromeria Wildflowers On Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne

 

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