Archive for the ‘Lupine Wildflowers’ Tag

Capturing The Moment — Desert Lupine   1 comment

lupin (1 of 1) blogDesert Lupine — February 26, 2015 Image by kenne

Up at dawn
running
trails
upward
downward
wildflowers
wave
alone the path
blue & pink
poppy gold
opening
to the sunlight
standing
in long shadows

— kenne

Poppies Along The Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon   3 comments

Phoneline Hike-0553-2 PoppiesMexican Poppies Along The Phoneline Trail In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Phoneline Hike-0528 blogMexican Poppy and Desert Lupine Wildflowers Along The Phoneline Trail — Image by kenne

Most Sonoran desert wildflowers are annuals, which are short-lived even when there’s timely rain. Sabino Canyon has had no rain since December 20th.  Oddly enough, limited rain and a short lifespan helps ensure survival in the desert. With the lack of rain and warmer than normal temperatures the annuals have been quickly sprouting and blowing before the dryness and heat kills the plant. 

kenne

“To see a world
in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wildflower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.”

— William Blake

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